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Are "it" and "this" almost always interchangeable? When I talk to people, I often use "it" or "this" interchangeably, because I have no idea when exactly I can use "this". In a dialogue or conversation, is it true that they are interchangeable. If not, could you give some insightful examples?

For example:

"The bill will get passed if the Democrats rally behind the President."

"It won't, and you know it. The Democrats will never support a radical socialist and his crazy policies."

"This isn't a bill that you can't pass. If they don't pass it, then they would have achieved nothing in the last 2 years. They can't afford to block this if they want to remain in power."

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