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    #1

    Cool it or that

    Hello!

    Are we supposed to use "it" or "that" here, please?

    A: I'm going to quit my job.

    B: Is it/that true?!

    Thank you
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    #2

    Re: it or that

    I think either would be correct in your example.

    These examples are more clear cut to me, but I can't really define the rule.

    "Is it true you are going to quit your job?" ("that" would not work here)

    "I heard you are going to quit your job; is that true?" ("it" would work here, but I think "that" sounds more natural)

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    #3

    Re: it or that

    'That' is natural here to refer back to something said by another person (although 'it' can be used to refer back to something that one has said oneself).

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