where to use "it" and "this" in english sentences
"It" = neutral pronoun (as subject or object): the thing, animal or situation which has already been mentioned:
This clock is no use. It has no hands
The dog was sleeping. It was curled into a tight ball.
What time is it? It is midday.
I am looking for my purse. Where did you put it?
"This" determiner, pronoun
used for a person, object, idea, etc. to show which one is referred to:
This is my clock.
This is your dog.
This is clever, that is not.
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Last edited by Anglika; 30-Apr-2008 at 13:07.