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    Question Does "this information" reffer to the information that I sent?

    Hello.
    I sent a private message to one of my friends in a forum asking if an information that I included in the same private message
    is correct or not and the reply was the following:

    "Yes, this information is correct."

    Does "this information" refer to the information that I asked about in the private message?

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    Re: Does "this information" reffer to the information that I sent?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Xtreme View Post
    Does "this information" refer to the information that I sent?


    Hello.
    I sent a private message to one of my friends in a forum asking if [delete "an"] information that I included in that message is correct, and the reply was the following:

    "Yes, this information is correct."

    Does "this information" refer to the information that I asked about in the private message?
    Yes. Your friend is looking at it, and it's correct.

    What other information could your friend be referring to?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-May-2016 at 22:50. Reason: Fixing typo
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Does "this information" reffer to the information that I sent?

    The person's intended meaning is clear, but I would use the information, rather than this.

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