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    A television show had two couples arguing at the dinner table. And one says: This/t

    A television show had two couples arguing at the dinner table. And one says:

    This/that
    is all you know how to do, use your money against me when we have a fight.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: A television show had two couples arguing at the dinner table. And one says: Th

    It depends. If one of them is actually in the process of using money against the other person during a fight, then "This" would work because it would refer to a present activity/situation. If the person was simply making a point about something the other person sometimes does, then "That" would be better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A television show had two couples arguing at the dinner table. And one says: Th

    She's not using the money physically, they're just quarreling about it, and she's saying that she's tired of being the breadwinner of the household in their relationship and he's gotta start making more for the sake of their relationship. And it's getting realer every second they're sitting there.

    This or that would be better?

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    Re: A television show had two couples arguing at the dinner table. And one says: Th

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    She's not using the money physically, they're just quarreling about it, and she's saying that she's tired of being the breadwinner of the household in their relationship and he's gotta got to start making more for the sake of their relationship. And it's getting realer more real every second they're sitting there.

    Would "this" or "that"would be better?
    I would use "this" in that situation.

    Note my corrections above in red. You've been on the forum long enough to know that "gotta" isn't a word, and that word order in the interrogative is not the same as in a statement.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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