Thats vs This - What's the difference?
As a noun thats
As a determiner this is
The (thing) here (used in indicating something or someone nearby).
The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone just mentioned).
The known (thing) (used in indicating something or someone about to be mentioned).
A known (thing) (used in first mentioning a person or thing that the speaker does not think is known to the audience). Compare with "a ... ".
(Of a unit of time) which is .
To the degree or extent indicated.
- I need this much water.
- We've already come this far, we can't turn back now.
The thing, item, etc. being indicated.
- This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,—often the surfeit of our own behaviour,—we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars'' — Shakespeare, ''King Lear ,
Act 1. Scene 2.
(philosophy) Something being indicated that is here; one of these.
* 2001 , James G. Lennox, Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology (page 151)
- Terms like 'house', 'sphere', 'animal', and 'human' do not refer to other thises distinct from these ones here — they refer to the sort of thing these ones here are.
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