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    Use of "it" and "that"

    Use of "it" and "that"

    1. My boyfriend says he'll give up smoking but I don't believe it.

    Can I use "that" instead of "it"?

    2. I don't want to talk about that?

    Can I use "I don't want to talk about it?"
    Is "it" =that?

    In what circumstances should we use "it" and "that" at the end of a sentence?

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    Re: Use of "it" and "that"


    I don't know the answer to your very last question, but I believe that you can use "it" and "that" on those two statements interchangably.

    However, it does not ALWAYS mean that. Especially, if the statement is a part of a very long essay. The reader could get confused what "that" really refers to.

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