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Which is correct?

Q1 Yes! It's true or Yes! That's true.

Q2 Yes! It's right or Yes! That's right.

Any special usage about It's or That's?

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Which Is Correct: It's True Or That's True?

Both are correct, depending on the context. Let us explain.

How do we use It and That?

Let's discuss several uses of It and That.

Agreeing and punctuating the fact that someone said

We use "It's Right" and "That's Right" to agree on something someone said. The difference between these two is who is speaking and who's agreeing.


- Bears are huge animals. It's right!

(The speaker tells the fact and punctuates it by saying, "it's right.")

- Bears are huge animals.

- That's right!

(The speaker tells the fact, and the listener agrees).

So, the difference in using these two phrases is that if the first person is agreeing, they say "it's right," and if the 3rd person is agreeing, they say, "that's right."

Using It and That to continue speaking/writing about a topic already mentioned

In such usage, It replaces a noun - That replaces a noun and gives it a more special meaning.


I watched the play yesterday. It was beautiful.

I watched the play yesterday. That was beautiful.

In both cases, It and That replace the noun "play." It just replaces the noun to avoid tautology. That replaces the noun and adds more meaning to the sentence, indicating that the teller experienced strong feelings.

"That is true," or "This is true?"

Even the native speakers confuse these two words with each other, so no problem if you ask about it.

There's a simple difference between This and That.

We use the word "this" when we're talking about something near us, belongs to us, or is somehow connected to us.


This is my book (belongs to us)

This is a nice sofa (it's close to us physically)

This is my name (it belongs to us and is connected to us)

We use the word "that" to indicate that something belongs to another person, near them, or in some kind of relation with them.


That is your book (belongs to them)

That is a nice sofa (it's closer to them physically)

That is your name (belongs to them and is connected to them)

We use the same logic while giving answers such as "that is true," or "this is true."

And don't forget about the second rule: establishing who said the sentence we're agreeing on.

If you are the one saying a statement, then your answer would be, "this is true."


- This is my book. This is true (this, what you said is true)

But if another person states something and you have to answer, you will say, "that is true."


- This sofa is nice

- That's true (that, what you said, is true)

Is it natural to answer, "Is that true," with "it is true?"

Remember the difference between "that is true" and "this is true?" The same rule goes with "it is true," and "that is true."

You might often hear the words "it is true," answered the question, "Is that true?" But the correct way to answer would be "that is true."


- Sally said you liked me, is that true?

- Yes, that is true (that, what you said is true)

Actually, both responses can be correct, in the proper context. I'm an American, so our usage often differs from usage in England, but in general I would say that "It's true!" is most often used when someone is trying to strongly reaffirm that a fact that he or she has presented is, indeed, the truth.

For example, a racing enthusiast might say, "Ferrari makes faster cars than Volvo." If those around him appear to doubt his statement, he may follow up with, "It's true!" to emphasize his point.

In contrast, the phrase, "That's true." is more often used by a second party in answer to another's claim, or to answer someone who has asked if they have their facts correct. Using the example above, when the racing enthusiast says, "Ferrari makes faster cars than Volvo," one of his friends might respond with, "That's true."

Also, however, if a history student says to his instructor that England might be very different today if King Harold II had won the Battle of Hastings, the instructor might confirm the student's suggestion by saying, "That's true."

I hope that helps you.
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