Demonstrative Pronouns

Here are four demonstratives: this, these, that, those. Demonstratives are used to state the distance of what the speaker is referring to.

"This", "that", "these", "those" are used when representing something specific. "This" and "that" represent a singular noun. "These" and "those" represent plural nouns.

Demonstrative Pronouns: This or These

"This" and "these" are used when referring to something close to the speaker. "This" represents a singular noun. "These" represents a plural noun.

  • This is my car.
  • This is a good book.
  • Is this too big for me?
  • Is this ok with you?
  • These are delicious.
  • These are very uncomfortable.
  • Are these mine?
  • Can these come apart?

Demonstrative Pronouns: That or Those

"That" and "those" are used when referring to something far from the speaker. "That" represents a singular noun. "Those" represents a plural noun.

  • That was built forty years ago.
  • That is my neighbor.
  • Is that dangerous?
  • Is that mine?
  • Those people are blocking traffic.
  • Those flowers are beautiful.
  • Are those reserved?
  • Are those expensive?

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