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

A person points to this chair.
  1. (definite) (singular) (count & non-count) 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. (definite) (singular) (count & non-count) The thing indicated without mentioning the noun.
    This is my hand.
  3. (indefinite) (singular) (count & non-count) You use this in stories, jokes etc to introduce a person or thing into the story.
    So this guy walks up to me and asked if I have any fish.

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