Carmilla F.

asked • 05/11/20

Grammar: Pick the correct word for the sentence (*Explain too*)

Help pick the correct word for a sentence (so that it makes sense)

*Explain too*


The teachers needed (this, that) type of stencil.


(That/this) sunset was the most prettiest one I had ever photographed.


(That/this) Extra 300S is one of those highly maneuverable airplanes.


(This/that) type of airplane was the first to be used in World War I.


(That/this) kind of buffalo is especially rare.


I have to take (these/those) oars back to the boathouse.



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Carmilla F.

Isn’t that just for some cases? Because for these two sentences, (This/that) type of airplane was the first to be used in World War I. (That/this) kind of buffalo is especially rare. I believe the first one is this and the second one is that, right?
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05/11/20

Peter F.

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The first sentence needs "That" at the beginning because World War I was an event of the past, and the airplane is an older model given when in history it was (first) used. The second sentence needs "This" at the beginning because it is written in the present tense and refers to a type of buffalo that is still alive. Does that make more sense?
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05/11/20

Glae T.

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All this tense talk overlooks proximity. "This'' can refer to something nearby and "that'' pertains to being farther away.
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05/15/20

Jennifer K.

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Good point Glae T. I’ve expounded below.
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06/01/20

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