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    "This" vs "That"vs "It"

    I have a problem in using "This" vs "That" vs "It".My perception is that, "This" is used when the object that is mentioned, is near."That" is used when it is far and "It" is used instead of this and that, when then the object it mention second time in the sentence.For instance.This/That is my car, "It" gives mileage of 200 kilometres.Am I right?
    Secondly, In the following sentences, which one do you think is correct?

    Two people are having conversation.

    1) The car consumes more petrol than any other.
    This/That is how it is.
    2) You are the most arrogant guy, I have ever seen.
    This/That is how I am
    3) I was going through your results, and I noticed that you marks in mathematics are less.
    That/This/It is my weakest point.


    Please correct mistakes, If any.

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    Re: "This" vs "That"vs "It"

    Either would work in those examples.

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