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navi tasan

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Imagine I have a stain of cake-icing on my jacket.
You ask me what it is.
Which of these answers are acceptable?
1-That is icing of a cake.
2-That's the icing of a cake.
3-That's icing of cake.
 

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navi tasan said:
Imagine I have a stain of cake-icing on my jacket.
You ask me what it is.
Which of these answers are acceptable?
1-That is icing of a cake.
2-That's the icing of a cake.
3-That's icing of cake.

I'd simply say "That's icing." However, out of your examples, #2 is the best for me. :)
 

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I'd go for Red's suggestion, without the typo. :D :D :D
 

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tdol said:
I'd go for Red's suggestion, without the typo. :D :D :D

Fixed, thanks. ;-)
 

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I personally would use none of those, but would say simply
1. it's icing.
2. It's icing from a cake.

I am also thinking of the rule "this" is for close and "that" is for further away. therefore I just think "it" sounds better. Just an opinion from a fellow learner.
 

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I'd say, "It's frosting."
:D
 

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valtango said:
1. it's icing.
2. It's icing from a cake.

Yep, both of those suggestions are good for me.

valtango said:
I just think "it" sounds better.

I agree.

valtango said:
Just an opinion from a fellow learner.

It's great to see you getting involved in the discussions here. It's great to have you with us. Welcome to UsingEnglish! ;-)
 
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