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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 ...
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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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In non-spatial contexts, when should I use “this” versus “that”?

I'm always quite confused to choose which word should I put in the sentence like this/that :) That/This is not a problem at all. To be or not to be, this/that is the question. I know which one I ...
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When to use “this" and when to use “that”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using “that” and “this” interchangeably What is the difference? What do you think about that? What do you think about this? What is the grammar rule about using this ...