this

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this is part of the Basic English 850.
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this is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
this

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Determiner
this

  1. You use this to show which thing or idea you are talking about. You use it when the thing or idea is close to you.
    This trip was a great idea.
    Which book is yours, this one or that one?
  2. The known thing.
    This man went to the door.

Note: Definition #2 talks about things mentioned before.

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Pronoun
this

  1. The thing indicated.
    This is my hand.

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