Student or Learner
---Dear, shall we buy a blue curtain?
---No, I don't think ________ matches the grey floor.
A. it B. that
As far as I learn, both "it" or "that" can refer to the thing mentioned before. How can I distinguish them in this case?
Thanks for your help!
That is a rather bizarre question. The exchange itself is very unnatural. In my opinion, you could use either because they are both going to result in a strange sentence.
For me, the possible responses should be:
No, I don't think blue matches the grey floor.
no, I don't think it will match the grey floor.
No, I don't think that will match the grey floor.
No, I don't think blue will match the grey floor.
I also find it odd that someone is planning to buy just one curtain. It's much more common to buy a pair. This exchange would be much more likely:
Darling, shall we buy [some/a pair of] blue curtains?
No, I don't think they'll match the grey floor.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.