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    why "that"?

    I have difficulty in understanding the following sentence:
    "It is not who is right, but what is right, ___ is of importance. "
    A. which B. it C. that D. this
    The correct answer given by the reference book is "C" Then how about choice "A" ?

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    Re: why "that"?

    i think it is like " To be, or not to be: that is the question"

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    Re: why "that"?

    "which" is used to refer to something previously mentioned when introducing a clause giving further information.

    "that" is referring to a specific thing previously mentioned or known

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    Re: why "that"?

    I believe this is an "it-cleft structure"

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