Demonstrative adjectives

This, that, these and those are demonstrative adjectives.

Notes

The demonstrative adjectives this, that, these, those tell us where an object is located and how many objects there are.

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Demonstrative adjectives - Video

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"THIS BICYCLE IS MINE. THAT BICYCLE IS YOURS.

THESE ROLLERBLADES ARE MINE. THOSE ROLLERBLADES ARE YOURS."

This - That

THIS and THAT are used to point to one object.

THIS points to something nearby, while THAT points to something “over there.”

When there is no noun after THIS or THAT, we use ONE.

Examples: 

  • This dog is nice.
  • That dog is nice.
  • Do you like this dog or that one?

 

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These - those

THESE and THOSE refer to more than one object.

THESE points to things nearby, while THOSE points to things “over there.”

When there is no noun after THESE or THOSE, we use ONES.

Examples: 

  • These trees are old.
  • Those trees are old.
  • Do you like these books or those ones?

 

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Learn demonstrative adjectives

Learn how to use this, that, these and those!

 

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