[Grammar] This/That was because many students

newkeenlearner

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Which one is correct "this" or "that"?

I recall that when I was a fourth-year student, we were asked to fill out a questionnaire with the aim of improving professors’ performances and the quality of the courses they had been teaching. This/That was because many students had expressed their disapproval of their professors’ teaching ability, productivity, behaviour, and level of enthusiasm.
 

Tarheel

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I would use "That" there.
 

Tdol

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I think this is OK as well.
 
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