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    What this/it means for Asia

    Dear teachers

    I am writing the headline for the an article. Would like to know if I should 1) capitalise "w" in what, and 2) use "this" or "it" (as below). Please advise.

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    US tapering – What/what this/it means for Asia?

    The US Federal Reserve ("the Fed") took its first step towards unwinding the unprecedented monetary stimulus. Effective January 2014, the Fed will reduce the monthly asset purchase by US$10 billion to US$75 million.
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    Re: What this/it means for Asia

    Welcome to the forum, Holden.

    I'd write it like this:

    US tapering – what it means for Asia.

    If you want to phrase it as a question:

    US tapering – what does it mean for Asia?

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    Re: What this/it means for Asia

    Dear Rover

    Thanks for your help. Appreciate that.

    A follow-up question. Why "it" is prefered to "this" here? Is that for grammatcial reason or other reasons? I would like to learn more about it.

    Please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Holden.

    I'd write it like this:

    US tapering – what it means for Asia.

    If you want to phrase it as a question:

    US tapering – what does it mean for Asia?

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    Re: What this/it means for Asia

    Quote Originally Posted by holdenenglish View Post
    Dear Rover

    Thanks for your help. Appreciate that.

    A follow-up question. Why "it" is prefered to "this" here? Is that for grammatcial reason or other reasons? I would like to learn more about it.

    Please advise.

    Regards

    Holden
    "This" would also work.

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    Re: What this/it means for Asia

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "This" would also work.
    It would,but it seems somehow more direct to me.

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