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    This is ironic how people who know they're going to die take shelter in faith.

    Is this sentence well constructed?

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    Re: This is ironic how people who know they're going to die take shelter in faith.

    I am not a teacher.

    Replace 'This' by 'It'.

    No comment on the sentiment.

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    Re: This is ironic how people who know they're going to die take shelter in faith.

    What's the difference between 'It' and 'This' there?

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    Re: This is ironic how people who know they're going to die take shelter in faith.

    I am not a teacher.

    'It is' introduces the statement that follows.

    'This is' would normally be used to refer to something previously mentioned.

    People who know they're going to die take shelter in faith. This is ironic.

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    Re: This is ironic how people who know they're going to die take shelter in faith.

    I'm not sure why you think it is "ironic."

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