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Hi

1. What are these? These are books.

2. What are those? Those are books.

3. What are they? They're books.

I'm curious if I always can, regardless of the question, answer "They're books". For example: What are these? They're books. (instead of "These are books"). What are those? They're books. (instead of "Those are books").

Thanks
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Hello NG,

It seems to me that "They're XYZ" might well be the most likely answer, in most situations.

Best wishes,

MrP
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Hi

But "these are ..." and "those are ..." are also correct, right?

Thanks
Yes, they're correct; but repeating the pronoun seems to create a more emphatic version.
OK, thanks.
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