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    That'll and that's

    Hi can anyone explain how to explain this


    that'll be Jack
    that's Jack


    Thanks
    hashoomer

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    Re: That'll and that's

    that'll be Jack = That will be Jack.
    that's Jack = That is Jack.

    If you are expecting Jack and you hear a knock at the door you could say, "That'll be Jack."

    If you see Jack across the street you might say to your friend, "that's Jack".


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    Question Re: That'll and that's

    Thanks but I am more interested in how to explain this such as a definite article,possibility etc


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    Re: That'll and that's

    Quote Originally Posted by hashoomer View Post
    Thanks but I am more interested in how to explain this such as a definite article,possibility etc
    Your question was not about any of these. Are you in fact asking for the sentences to be analysed or parsed?


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    Re: That'll and that's

    Quote Originally Posted by hashoomer View Post
    Hi can anyone explain how to explain this


    that'll be Jack
    that's Jack


    Thanks
    hashoomer
    Hi Hashoomer,

    Both can relate to someone knocking at the door. The second shows the speaker is 100% sure that Jack has arrived. The first show a slightly weaker belief on the part of the speaker that Jack has arrived.


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    Thumbs up Re: That'll and that's

    thanks riverkid for sorting this out

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    Smile Re: That'll and that's

    hi,

    Just for fun with "That's":



    Madox

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