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In the following context, should I use "this" or "that"

e.g. From January 2020 to June 2020, the interest payable on account ending in X9999 was paid from this/that bank account.

I am referring to the account ending in X9999 where the interest was charged to. Should I use this or that?

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@Tony C posted:

In the following context, should I use "this" or "that"

e.g. From January 2020 to June 2020, the interest payable on account ending in X5416 was paid from this/that bank account.

I am referring to the account ending in X9999 where the interest was charged to. Should I use this or that?

Tony, it depends on where the antecedent (i.e. the account) was originally provided.

@Tony C posted:

What do you mean by "where the antecedent (i.e. the account) was originally provided".

I mean, where in the text the account was first mentioned. Being deictic determiners or pronouns, "this" and "that" will be respectively used depending on how close or how far in the text the antecedent can be found.

On rereading your original post, I realize you refer to the account you just mentioned, so you should use "this."

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