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    that in that bottle

    The water in this bottle is colder than ______.
    A. that bottle       B. in that bottle
    C. the water in that bottle D. that in that bottle


    The given answer is D. But I would choose B. I feel that C is redundant and D sounds awful with 'that' repeated.

    How would native speakers put the idea in natural English?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: that in that bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    The water in this bottle is colder than ______.
    A. that bottle       B. in that bottle
    C. the water in that bottle D. that in that bottle


    The given answer is D. But I would choose B. I feel that C is redundant and D sounds awful with 'that' repeated.

    How would native speakers put the idea in natural English?

    Thank you in advance.
    B. would probably be most widely used. B. C. and D. are all correct.

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