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    About Sweets

    Is the word "sweets" singular or plural?

    I found the dialogue like this.

    "What should I give her for her birthday?"
    "She likes sweets. That might be good."

    I'm not sure what "That" in the second line indicates.
    If "That" indicates sweets, isn't it better to use another pronoun?
    Or does "That" indicate something else?

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    Re: About Sweets

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshio View Post
    Is the word "sweets" singular or plural?

    I found the dialogue like this.

    "What should I give her for her birthday?"
    "She likes sweets. That might be good."

    I'm not sure what "That" in the second line indicates.
    If "That" indicates sweets, isn't it better to use another pronoun?
    Or does "That" indicate something else?
    That in this context means the idea or suggestionof giving sweets, so is correct.

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    Re: About Sweets

    Thank you for your clear explanation.
    Your answer always helps me.

    Now I made one more step ahead as an English learner

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