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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:56:16 PM
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Each Clenil Modulite inhaler contains beclomethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid. This reduces any inflammation and the secretion of mucus in the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe.

https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/clenil.html

Please explain to me the use of "this vs it" here?

This reduces vs it reduces....
Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:29:11 PM

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I have found something on the question.
it - this
georgew
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:54:25 PM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Each Clenil Modulite inhaler contains beclomethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid. This reduces any inflammation and the secretion of mucus in the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe.

https://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/clenil.html

Please explain to me the use of "this vs it" here?

This reduces vs it reduces....


I think "this" refers to "contains." Alternatively, "it" would refer to the steroid.

NKM
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:42:06 PM

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"This" refers to the contents of the inhaler.

"It" could be either the inhaler or its contents, though the meaning would be essentially the same in either case.

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:53:42 AM
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Thanks
Helenej
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:44:07 AM

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NKM wrote:
"It" could be either the inhaler or its contents, though the meaning would be essentially the same in either case.

Then how different would the phrase sound with ‘it’?

"Each Clenil Modulite inhaler contains beclomethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid. It reduces any inflammation and the secretion of mucus in the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe".
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:10:11 AM

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[quote=HelenejThen how different would the phrase sound with ‘it’?[/quote]

"Each Clenil Modulite inhaler contains beclomethasone, an anti-inflammatory steroid. It reduces any inflammation and the secretion of mucus in the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe".

It
can be used, but it can be a bit unclear and redundant.


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