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Demonstrative Pronouns

this

that

these

those


What is a demonstrative pronoun?

A demonstrative pronoun points out a specific person, place, thing, or idea.


This and These refer to things that are nearby. (either in space or in time) 1. This is my pencil. 2. This must not continue. 3. These are the shoes I wore. 4. Two customers wanted these.


That and Those refer to things that are farther away in space or time. 1. 2. 3. 4.

That is my pencil. That must not continue. Those are the shoes I wore. Two customers wanted those.


Also, remember‌.. This and that are used to refer to singular nouns. Example: This is a delicious apple. That is a delicious apple. These and those are used to refer to plural nouns. Example: These are delicious apples. Those are delicious apples.


Find the demonstrative pronouns in the sentences below. What is the antecedent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

This is a funny story. Those are the stamps my cousin needs. Will this be the last snow storm? Thanks, that was a good pie. Nicole, these are my papers.


ANSWERS: Find the demonstrative pronouns in the sentences below. What is the antecedent? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

This is a funny story. Those are the stamps my cousin needs. Will this be the last snow storm? Thanks, that was a good pie. Nicole, these are my papers.


Demonstrative pronouns