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    #1

    It or This

    Hi friends,

    I dont know the difference between IT and THIS in the following sentences:

    It is a waste of time AND
    This is a waste of time


    simon


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    Re: It or This

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi friends,

    I dont know the difference between IT and THIS in the following sentences:

    It is a waste of time AND
    This is a waste of time


    simon
    This is a waste of time. (This is a complete statement in itself. It refers to whatever the person is doing at the time it is said.)

    It is a waste of time (This is incomplete as it is written. The reader wants to know "what" is the waste of time. )

    It is a waste of time trying to convince my son that he should save money.

    Now the sentence is complete.

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