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Thread: What's it?

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    What's it?

    I was told that we can use "What's this?" and "What's that?", but we cannot use "What's it?" What is the reason for this?


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    Re: What's it?

    I don't think there's a grammatical logic behind it as we can say What's s/he?, so it a collocation or habit. I think saying we cannot is turning a pattern into an absolute rule. I'd refine it to say that Most people use "What is it?" so follow their lead.


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