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Tell me please which word it is correct to use in the following sentence and why.

I think we should watch that movie, and I hope you back me up on it/this.

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    Are the two of you trying to convince a third person? If not, you're not using "back me up" correctly. It doesn't matter, "it" or "this" would be OK. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Oct 31 '18 at 11:30
  • Yes, what I meant is in this hypothetical situation I wanted a friend of mine to side with me to watch the movie because there was one person who did not want to watch the movie. – Dmytro O'Hope Oct 31 '18 at 13:17
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I agree with TRomano's comment.

Essentially, you are saying:

I think we should watch that movie, and I hope you back me up on my idea.

You could use the pronouns it, this, or that as a substitute for "my idea". For example:

I think we should watch that movie, and I hope you back me up on that.

Either of your versions would work, too.

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    @DmytroO'Hope You can also drop the final part of the sentence altogether and simply conclude with and I hope you back me up. – Jason Bassford Oct 31 '18 at 15:09

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