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    DOUbt in usage

    Hi !
    Thank's for replying to my query though i couldn't get my doubt clarified.I want to know whether 'it' and 'this' can be used interchangablely or not while referring to something. for e.g.
    Where is it?[referring to an object ---in spoken english]
    where is this?[referring to an object ---in spoken english]
    are both of the above mentioned sentences are correct?
    thank you,
    waiting for your reply

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    Re: DOUbt in usage

    No, they can't be used interchangeably. The second question would not make much sense in most cases- the use of 'this' implies that you know the location, so asking its location seems illogical.

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