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    Is this/that/it a bath tube or a sink

    Hi,

    I commented a Facebook picture with Is this a bath tube or a sink? and the reply was That's a jacuzzi.
    Does my question sound natural to you AmE/BrE speakers or would you rather use one of these,

    1. Is that a bath tube or a sink?
    2. Is it a bath tube or a sink?

    All the three options sound natural to me (option #2 feels a little bit odd though) but I have always been curious about differences between this\that\it in cases like this one.


    Thank you

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    Re: Is this/that/it a bath tube or a sink

    Either it or that is fine depending on context. But it's not a bath tube; it's a bath tub or bathtub. There is a huge difference. Bath tubes do not exist as far as I know.

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    Re: Is this/that/it a bath tube or a sink

    What kind of context would you need to determine? I thought I provided the full context.
    Yes it sure is a bath tub, thanks :)
    Does your answer imply that my question was incorrect?

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    Re: Is this/that/it a bath tube or a sink

    Since your question is referring to a picture in FB, I think 'that' is better.

    not a teacher

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