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    #1

    Isn't it and isn't he

    In this video.

    https://youtu.be/PCPGqpWl5q0

    Time: 40

    Girl says:

    Isn't it Kenny in "The walking Dead?"

    Is it correct? If yes, then what is the difference between "Isn't it kenny in The Walking Dead? "and " Isn't he Kenny in The Walking Dead?"


    Another example.

    Who is knocking the door ?

    Which of the following is possible answer?

    1-It is me.

    2-It is Sarah.

    3-I am Sarah.
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    #2

    Re: Isn't it and isn't he

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    In this video.

    https://youtu.be/PCPGqpWl5q0

    Time: 40

    Girl says:

    Isn't it Kenny in "The walking Dead?"

    Is it correct? If yes, then what is the difference between the "Isn't it kenny in The Walking Dead? "and " Isn't he Kenny in The Walking Dead?"

    What makes you think there is a difference?


    Another example.

    Who is knocking on the door ?

    Which of the following is a possible answer?

    1-It is me.

    2-It is Sarah.

    3-I am Sarah.
    Two possibilities:

    1. It's me.
    2. It's me, Sarah.
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    #3

    Re: Isn't it and isn't he

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Two possibilities:

    1. It's me.
    2. It's me, Sarah.
    Why is "I am Sarah" incorrect?

    Are both "Isn't it Kenny" and "Isn't he Kenny" correct?

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    #4

    Re: Isn't it and isn't he

    My grandmother would have said, "It is I, Sarah."
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    #5

    Re: Isn't it and isn't he

    Your grandma was very formal.
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    #6

    Re: Isn't it and isn't he

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Why is "I am Sarah" incorrect?

    Are both "Isn't it Kenny" and "Isn't he Kenny" correct?
    Two things. One, I am not going to comment on every possible unnatural utterance. Two, they are to me.
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