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"this is Sparta!" why not "it is Sparta"?
Mar 17, 2011 2:12 PM
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Because it isn't! "This" and "it" are not interchangeable. it = replaces an inanimate noun this = introduction to something
March 17, 2011
By saying "This is Sparta", you are obliged to kick the questioner into a deep pit. OK seriously, "this" also implies "here".
March 18, 2011
thank you
March 18, 2011
thank you
March 18, 2011
I assume it's because they're talking about a place they are currently in. If you're talking about France, "it is France." If you're in France, you'd say "this is France." I haven't seen the movie, though, so...yeah. Just kind of guessing.
March 18, 2011
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