I would like to reply to my friend that I can help him later tomorrow. I’m not sure, how big difference it is between these two sentences.

I’m free from 8, if that helps


I’m free from 8, if it helps

I was gonna send the first option, but I’m not sure how big difference does it make?

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    I would say "it", and use "that" to refer to something else, such as, er, "You can find the answer in the library, if that helps". – Weather Vane Nov 7 '18 at 19:06
  • "that (free time)" = "it" – user3169 Nov 8 '18 at 6:14

As a native speaker of AmE, I would probably say "that" is more common in this situation.

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