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    #1

    it vs. that

    Can one say
    a. He looked for his passport but couldn't find it. He was certain it was stolen. It was confirmed when he received a phone call from a stranger who asked him for money in return for his passport.

    b. He looked for his passport but couldn't find it. He was certain it was stolen. That was confirmed when he received a phone call from a stranger who asked him for money in return for his passport.


    c. He looked for his passport but couldn't find it. He was certain it was stolen. And it was confirmed when he received a phone call from a stranger who asked him for money in return for his passport.

    d. He looked for his passport but couldn't find it. He was certain it was stolen. And that was confirmed when he received a phone call from a stranger who asked him for money in return for his passport.

    ?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: it vs. that

    For me, B is the most natural.

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