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    #1

    it is vs. this is

    Is it possible to say "It is such funny kittens!"?

    or just only "These are such funny kittens"?

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    #2

    Re: it is vs. this is

    Not a teacher!

    No, you cant. Kittens = plural. "It is" is taken for singular.

    Hope that helps.

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    #3

    Re: it is vs. this is

    Thanks, that helped.

    Then, what's the difference between "It is such a funny kitten!" and "This is such a funny kitten!"?

    Are both of them correct?

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    #4

    Re: it is vs. this is

    Not a teacher.

    When you use "this", it implies that the kitten is very close to you. If it was father away, you would say "that". But the kitten is somewhere around.

    When you use "it", you only talk about the kitten. The kitten doesn't need to be present.

    Both of them are correct.

    Again: not a teacher

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