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Grammar tag

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.

 

Demonstrative Determiners

Demonstrative determiners in English are this, these, that and those. They are used to identify the person or thing that is being referred to.

 

It vs. This

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

 

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.

 

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.

 
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