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what is the difference between "this" and "that"?

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    Generally, "This" is the term to use for something near to you, and "that" is something that is further away.

    For example: Say you have two apples. One apple is on a table on the other side of the room and another apple is in your hand. The apple you are holding would be "This apple...", but the apple on the table would be "That apple..".

    The word ‘this’ is used as a demonstrative pronoun to indicate an object or a thing which is near.
    On the other hand the word ‘that’ is used as a demonstrative pronoun to indicate an object or a thing which is far.

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