demonstrative pronouns

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Demonstrative Pronouns

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.

 

It vs. This

'It' and 'this' are both pronouns, but they are not synonymous. Here, we will discuss their similarities and differences.

 

They vs. These or Those

'These' and 'Those' are called plural demonstratives. We use them as determiners and pronouns. But are they interchangeable with the plural pronoun 'they'?

 

This vs. That

'This' and 'that' are singular demonstratives. 'This' is used to point to a noun being close to us and 'that' is used to refer to something far from us.

 

This vs. These

'This' and 'these' are both demonstratives. They point to a specific noun in a sentence. Here we will briefly look at their similarities and differences.

 

That vs. Those

'That' and 'those' are both demonstratives. They point to a specific noun in a sentence. Here we will briefly look at their similarities and differences.

 

These vs. Those

These/those are the plural forms of this/that. They're called demonstratives. We use them to identify specific persons or things close to or far from us.

 

Them vs. These or Those

'These' and 'Those' are called plural demonstratives. They can be subjects or objects. 'Them' is an object pronoun. So, can they be interchangeable?

 

This

'This' is a word that shows something or someone. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

That

In this lesson, we will learn more about 'that,' which is a demonstrative pronoun that can replace a noun and become the subject or the object of a sentence.

 

These

'These' is the plural form of 'this.' In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

Those

'Those' is a plural demonstrative pronoun. In this part, we will go through its uses and grammatical rules in English grammar.

 

Pronouns

Repeating nouns while talking makes the conversation boring. This is why learning pronouns can be helpful. Let us learn more about this type of words.

 
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