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Adjectives and pronouns: demonstrative


Introduction

We use "this" / "that" / "these" / "those" as demonstrative adjectives and pronouns to identify the thing or things we are talking about.

Demonstrative adjectives: Demonstrative pronouns:
singular   plural  
near this these
far that those

Form 1 – demonstrative adjectives

We use "this" / "that" / "these" / "those" as demonstrative adjectives with a noun:
demonstrative adjective + noun.

Examples:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct demonstrative adjective:

  • Whose is bag on the floor? (near)
     
  • I love flowers in the garden. (far)
     
  • How much are cakes? (near)
     
  • I want to buy leather chair. (far)
     

Form 2 – demonstrative pronouns

We use "this" / "that" / "these" / "those" as demonstrative pronouns:


We can use "this" / "these" to separate from "that" / "those" and to avoid repeating the noun:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct demonstrative pronoun:

  • Which of are yours? (near)
     
  • isn't my umbrella. (far)
     
  • is my mother's house. (near)
     
  • My sister bought all of . (far)
     

Further practice

Complete the sentences with the correct answer from a, b, c or d:



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