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What is the difference between “happy to hear that” and “happy to hear this”?

Let's say I've sold a product to a customer. A bit later the costumer tells me "wow, this is fantastic". Now, do I better answer with "Thanks, I am glad to hear that" or "Thanks, I am glad to hear ...
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This, that and it for non-material objects [duplicate]

The question is not about how to use "this, that, it" with material objects, but how to use them with non-material ones? I don't understand (it, that, this) yet. For example: I go to a gym every ...
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“this way” vs “that way” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using “that” and “this” interchangeably When should I use "this way" or "that way"? Is there any difference between these two when they used in a sentences? More ...
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Difference between “this” and “that” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “… things like this.” vs. “… things like that.” I have two sentences for both this and that. This is what bothers me: we have no time to ...
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“… things like this.” vs. “… things like that.”

Yesterday on talk radio an interviewee speaking about Sudanese Northerner's being forced into the mountains and away from their farmlands by the Sudanese Army said the result was: The men would ...
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Using “that” and “this” interchangeably

Learning and using English I'm always confused about what word to use for referring to things that have been described by me a few sentences earlier: "that" or "this". Confusion comes from the fact ...