Demonstratives, This, that, these, those, demonstrative adjectives


Learn how to use the words this, that, these and those with this English grammar lesson.These words are used as demonstrative adjectives and sometimes simply as demonstrative pronouns.We use "this" to refer to nouns (objects or people) in the singular which are close to the speaker and "these" for the plural.For nouns far from the speaker, "that" is used for the singular and those in the plural. For actions in the present or the near future, we use "this", for example, "This meal is nice" (during the meal).But for actions which have finished and in the past, we use "that". Example talking about a football match: "That match was great yesterday."We always use "this is" when introducing ourselves and other people.At the end of the English grammar lesson about the demonstratives, I give you an exercise to test your understanding.

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