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English Demonstratives That - This -These - Those

Date: Oct 03 2007

Topic: Grammar

Author: ray of light

Lesson

 Hello every one,

This lesson is for beginners who have problems with using demonstratives.

What is the grammatical difference between that, this, these those.

The difference between the demonstratives distance (near and far) and singular and plural.

  • "This" is used for singular nouns that are far from the speaker.
  • "That" is used for singular nouns that are close to the speaker.
  • "These" is used for plural nouns that are close to the speaker.
  • "Those" is used for plural nouns that are far from the speaker.
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Singular
Plural
Close
Far
This
yes
No
yes
No
That
Yes
No
No
Yes
These
No
Yes
Yes
No
Those
No
Yes
No
Yes

Examples of English Demonstratives

=Demonstratives Demonstrative Adjectives
That That is the place.That restaurant is really good.
ThisThis is really good.This book is really good.
TheseThese are a lot of fun.These games are a lot of fun.
ThoseThose are really good English books Those English books are really good.

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Keniachen

United States

It's so nice, helpful. Thanks.

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09:53 PM Dec 09 2009 |

jerryjay75

Philippines

Mispelled: a word Explanation.  You should drop the letter "i" when using it as a noun as "explanation", but not explaination.

Thank you.

09:49 PM Dec 09 2009 |

jerryjay75

Philippines

This, is used for close, and That, is used with distant

09:38 PM Dec 09 2009 |

looking4mryt2007

Philippines

I've learned how to used those words keep up the good work…

10:40 PM Mar 11 2008 |

martinus

martinus

Indonesia

ok very good thank"s on the explaination

09:25 AM Dec 06 2007 |

kargo

Canada

hi there !

i just like to draw your attention about mistakes in your lesson related to demonstratives .

please check that  "this'' is used for singular nouns that are close to the speaker and "that'' is the opposite.

bye

06:09 AM Dec 06 2007 |

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