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    Third person and "this"

    Hi friends, can u help me in knowing whether the word "this" comes under third person category or not ? I want to use this line in one of mine mail: this prove or this proves. Confuse regarding the usage of "s".

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    Re: Third person and "this"

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Hi friends, can u help me in knowing whether the word "this" comes under third person category or not ? I want to use this line in one of mine mail: this prove or this proves. Confuse regarding the usage of "s".

    Thanks
    This proves
    this prove

    What "this" refers to is always singular

    (statements) that prove
    (a statement) that proves

    What "that"refers to is not always singular.


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    Re: Third person and "this"

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Hi friends, can u help me in knowing whether the word "this" comes under third person category or not ? I want to use this line in one of mine mail: this prove or this proves. Confuse regarding the usage of "s".

    Thanks
    Yes, "this" is third- person singular: "this is," "this proves," etc .

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    Re: Third person and "this"

    Thanks everybody

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