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    Demonstrative Adjectives: You can't eat all of that popcorn!

    Hello,

    I found this sentence in an online exercise.

    You can't eat all of ____ popcorn.

    The answer is "that".

    I'm just wondering if "this" is also possible if the speaker is the one holding the popcorn. In that case the popcorn is closer to her. Hence, "this"?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: Demonstrative Adjectives: You can't eat all of that popcorn!

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    I'm just wondering if "this" is also possible if the speaker is the one holding the popcorn. In that case the popcorn is closer to her. Hence, "this"?
    Yes, 'this' is possible.

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    Re: Demonstrative Adjectives: You can't eat all of that popcorn!

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    I found this sentence in an online exercise.

    You can't eat all of ____ popcorn.

    The answer is "that".

    I'm just wondering if "this" is also possible if the speaker is the one holding the popcorn. In that case the popcorn is closer to her. Hence, "this"?

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    Were "this" and "that" your only two choices? Or was it not a multiple choice question? If you were free to put in anything which would fit, you could have used:

    that
    this
    my
    your
    his
    her
    their
    our
    the
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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