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What are Demonstrative Pronouns? Grammar Review
First! What are pronouns? “Pronouns replace nouns!” What are “Demonstrative pronouns?” Demonstrative pronouns are used to replace something very specific. They can stand alone in the general context of a statement! The demonstrative pronouns are “This, that, these, those.” These four words are also “Demonstrative adjectives.” The primary difference is that “Demonstrative adjectives go before nouns!” “Demonstrative pronouns do not!” “This” is used to refer to “One close in proximity.” “That” is used to refer to “One far away!” “These” refer to “More than One close in proximity!” “Those” refer to “More than One far away!” This grammar review is a simple explanation. There is a lot more to this subject and how to use “This, that, these, those”. Ask your teacher to further explain the subject of “Demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives!”.
Demonstrative Pronoun Examples
This is so tasty! (This implies something to eat)
That belongs to Susie! (That implies property)
These are so comfortable! (These imply something to wear)
Those are my best friends over there! (Those imply people)
Demonstrative pronoun examples show that both people understand what subject or object is being referred to without using the noun!
Demonstrative Adjective Examples
This pizza is so tasty! (This precedes the noun “pizza”)
That phone belongs to Susie! (That precedes the noun “phone”)
These shoes are so comfortable! (These precede the noun “shoes”)
Those people are my best friends! (Those precede the noun “people”)
Demonstrative adjective examples show that a further explanation of the object or subject is needed to help the other person better understand!