Is this/that/it a bath tube or a sink

AlexAD

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Hi,

I commented a Facebook picture with Is this a bath tube or a sink? and the reply was That's a jacuzzi.
Does my question sound natural to you AmE/BrE speakers or would you rather use one of these,

1. Is that a bath tube or a sink?
2. Is it a bath tube or a sink?

All the three options sound natural to me (option #2 feels a little bit odd though) but I have always been curious about differences between this\that\it in cases like this one.


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probus

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Either it or that is fine depending on context. But it's not a bath tube; it's a bath tub or bathtub. There is a huge difference. Bath tubes do not exist as far as I know.
 

AlexAD

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What kind of context would you need to determine? I thought I provided the full context.
Yes it sure is a bath tub, thanks :)
Does your answer imply that my question was incorrect?
 

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Since your question is referring to a picture in FB, I think 'that' is better.

not a teacher
 
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