Demonstrative Pronouns for beginners
A demonstrative pronoun is a pronoun mostly used to point to something based on its distance from the speaker. In English, these pronouns have four forms.
What Are Demonstrative Pronouns?
Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns that we use to point at something or someone. They can help the speaker show how near or far something/someone is.
English Demonstrative Pronouns
Singular Demonstrative Pronouns
If we want to point to one thing/person, we use 'this' and 'that.'
- If a thing/person is close to us, we use this
- If a thing/person is far from us, we use that
Plural Demonstrative Pronouns
If we want to point to things/people, we use 'these' and 'those.'
- If they are close to us, we use these
- If they are far from us, we use those
Now, let us take a look at some examples:
Demonstrative Pronouns with 'Be'
If we want to give a short answer to a question with these and those, we use they.
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