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:
When giving a short answer to a question using demonstrative pronouns such as 'these' and 'those,' we use the pronoun 'they.'
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