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    What's this? What is it?

    Hi guys! I have a question for you.


    My colleague made a video for our kids about the questions " What's this?" and "What are these?"


    In his reply he says: It's a hat. It's a door.
    But for me, I think it's better grammar to answer: "This is a hat, this is a door." If the question would be: "What is it?" That would be correct to answer: "It's a hat, it's a door".


    What do you think?


    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: What's this? What is it?

    Please correct the information in your profile.

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    Re: What's this? What is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Leboy View Post
    Hi guys! I have a question for you.

    My colleague made a video for our kids about the questions "What's this?" and "What are these?"

    In his replies, he says (no colon here) "It's a hat" and "It's a door".
    But for me, I think it's better grammar to answer
    with (no colon here) "This is a hat" and "This is a door." If the question would be: were (no colon here) "What is it?", That it would be correct to answer with (no colon here) "It's a hat" and "It's a door".

    What do you think?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: What's this? What is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Leboy View Post
    Hi guys! I have a question for you.


    My colleague made a video for our kids about the questions " What's this?" and "What are these?"


    In his reply he says: It's a hat. It's a door
    If you're answering the second question, which is the one that works better with more than one thing, something like This is a hat and that is a door work better for me.

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