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    #1

    It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    Who's this?
    1. It's a teacher.
    2. It's the teacher.
    3. He's a teacher.
    4. He's the teacher.

    Hi,
    I am confused because I don't know which one of the blue answers should be used to answer the red question.
    My may confusion is that I don't know when to use "It's" and when "He's".

    Would you please help me with this?


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    #2

    Re: It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    Who's that man in the middle of the photograph?
    (It's) my teacher.

    Who's that man talking to your father over there?
    (It's) my teacher.

    There's a phone call for you Dad?
    Who is it?
    (It's) my teacher.

    Who is Mr Postule?
    (He's) my teacher.

    What does Mr Thwackem do?
    He's a teacher?

    Why is Mr Howe so boring?
    He's a teacher.

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    Re: It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    Wow, thank you.

    So, when the name of the person is mentioned in the question, we should use "He's".

    Right?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Nov-2016 at 14:28. Reason: Delering quote. We didn't need to read all that again.

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    #4

    Re: It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    He and she are normally used when the person referred to has already been identified. It is normally used to identify the person.

    Note that I said 'normally'. There are grey areas.

    ps. There is no need to quote a post when you are simply asking a follow-up question.

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    Re: It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    Who's this?
    1. It's Mr. Smith.
    2. This is Mr. Smith.
    3. He is Mr. Smith.

    Am I right?

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    Re: It's the teacher. He's the teacher.

    Yes.

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