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that's vs it's

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that's vs it's

Postby cielo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi everybody,
i'm a bit confused..could u help me?
i'm at the cimena, i have just bought two tickets..the ticket seller gives them to me and says 'that's £ 20'

i was wondering if it is possible to say ' it's £ 20' instead of that's

they're (the tickets are) £20 :?:

how much are those shoes? they're £40 :ok:

how much is that dress? It's £ 30 :ok:

thanks in advance
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Re: that's vs it's

Postby Alan » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:29 am

Not really.

"That's" here means specifically "You need to give me...(right now)": it is stating the total amount of payment required rather than simply responding to an enquiry about prices.
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