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    Smile It/That

    It was here that Rouling completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It/That was the first of the seven books she had planned about a boy and his life at a school for wizards.


    Do both it and that fit in the above context? Thanks.


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    Re: It/That

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    It was here that Rouling completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It/That was the first of the seven books she had planned about a boy and his life at a school for wizards.


    Do both it and that fit in the above context? Thanks.
    Neither it or that should be used here. This is the proper word.

    It was here that Rouling completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This was the first of the seven books she had planned about a boy and his life at a school for wizards.

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    Re: It/That

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Neither it or that should be used here. This is the proper word.

    It was here that Rouling completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This was the first of the seven books she had planned about a boy and his life at a school for wizards.
    Thanks, Naamplao, for your consideration.
    I agree that this does the trick, but could you explain why It and That doesn't work?


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    Re: It/That

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao, for your consideration.
    I agree that this does the trick, but could you explain why It and That doesn't work?
    This refers to something close.
    That refers to something far away.

    You are referring to the book that she wrote which was immediately preceding the sentence where this is used.

    It might be used. But you used "it" in the previous sentence so there could be confusion also using "it" so soon does not sound very good.

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    Re: It/That

    Thanks, Naamplao.


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    Re: It/That

    nb Rowling

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