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Demonstrative adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives: point out people or things. These adjectives answer the question, “which,” and can point singular or plural forms.

 

Examples:

This: Singular demonstrative adjective for pointing out specific nouns.

That: Other singular demonstrative adjective for pointing our specific nouns.

Plural usage:

These: Plural demonstrative adjective to point out specific nouns.

Those: Other plural form for pointing out specific nouns.

 

Examples:

This apple

This = singular form demonstrative adjective

Apple = singular noun

 

Those oranges

Those = plural form demonstrative adjective

Oranges = plural noun

 

Demonstrative adjectives are also used to specify how nearby or far away a specific noun is


This: refers to a singular or non-count noun that is nearby.

This book is great.

This pencil is mine.

 

That: refers to a singular or non-count noun that is farther away.

That house over there is beautiful.

That mountain looks green from here.

 

These: refers to a plural noun that is nearby.

These apples are delicious.

These shoes are comfortable.

 

Those: refers to a plural noun that is farther away.

Those boats look expensive.

Those airplanes are very big.

 

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