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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Who's this?

    ---Who's this?
    ---_______ Mary.
    A. This is B. It's

    I think both answers are right.

    Am I right?

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    Jason

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    Re: Who's this?

    I am not sure. It is a question in a primary school paper.
    Let me suppose:
    Situation 1: If it happens on the phone, what should I respond?
    Situation 2:If I point to a girl on a photo, what should I respond?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: Who's this?

    If it's someone you know, you can say "It's"

    "Hello?"
    "Hey Zoe, it's Mom. I'm pulling into the driveway now. Are you ready to go?"

    A: "Hello?"
    B: "Hello, may I speak to Peter Smith, please?"
    A: "Who is calling please?" (Or "May I ask who is calling, please" or "Can I let him know who's calling?" - "Who's this?" is NOT a common thing to say.)
    B: "Oh sorry! This is Mary Jackson. I met Peter at the packaging trade show and he asked me to give him a call this week."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Who's this?

    For situation #2, you could also say "She's Jane Doe" or "That's Jane Doe."
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