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    There is something wrong with it (that)


    - I cannot get my printer to work. There is something wrong with it (that).

    This conversation takes place in a repair shop. I would like to ask if I should use 'that' instead of 'it'? I think we can use 'that' if the printer is not with us. But I am not sure.


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    Re: There is something wrong with it (that)

    Use "it". You've already identified what "it" is by talking about your printer in the first sentence. The same applies if you reverse your sentences:

    There is something wrong with my printer. I can't get it to work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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