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Transcript of Demonstrative Pronouns
near in distance or time (this, these)
far in distance or time (that, those)
singular: this, that
plural: that, those
Here are some examples with demonstrative pronouns:
Have you seen
are bad times.
Do you like
were the days!
Can you see
is heavier than that.
are bigger than those.
A. Use `this´ or `these´
1. Is _________ my drink?
2. _________ aren´t my trainers.
3. Is _________ an interesting museum.
4. _________ are new bikes.
5. _________ is my house.
B. Use `that´ or `those´
1. __________ a big supermarket.
2. __________ are her CD´s.
3. Are __________ your books.
4. __________ is a big shop.
5. __________ is John´s house.
Demonstrate: to show, to indicate, to point to.
Do not confuse demonstrative pronouns with demonstrative adjectives. They are identical, but a demonstrative pronoun stands alone, while a demonstrative adjective qualifies a noun.
That smells. (demonstrative pronoun)
is good. (demonstrative adjective + noun)
Normally we use demonstrative pronouns for things only. But we can use them for people when the person is identified. Look at these examples:
This is Josef speaking. Is that Mary?
That sounds like John.