Demonstrative Pronoun
 
 
 
 
Demonstrative Pronoun

In this lesson you will learn the definition of a demonstrative pronoun and study examples of demonstrative pronouns.
Demonstrative Pronoun Definition
  • A demonstrative pronoun:
  • is a word that replaces a noun which can be understood from the context of the conversation or writing
  • identifies a noun or pronoun that is:
  • singular and close to the speaker (this)
  • singular and distant from the speaker (that)
  • plural and close to the speaker (these)
  • plural and distant from the speaker (those)
Demonstrative Pronoun Examples
  • Please take this to the manager. (singular and close to speaker)
  • Please take that to the manager. (singular and at a distance from the speaker)
  • Please take these to the manager. (plural and close to speaker)
  • Please take those to the manager. (plural and at a distance from the speaker)
Demonstrative Pronouns Test

Study the examples of demonstrative pronouns listed above. For each test question, you will be given a sentence. In each sentence, fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun.
1.  Give ____ pen to the customer. (pen is close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
2.  Take ____ toys to the bedroom. (toys are close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
3.  Fill out  ____ application. (application is at a distance from the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
4.  Clean up ____ table. (table is close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
5.  Watch ____ birds in the tree. (birds are at a distance from the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
6.  Eat ____ bowl of fruit. (bowl of fruit is close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
7.  Eat ____ cherries. (cherries are close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
8.  Wash ____ car. (car is at a distance from the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
9.  Wash ____ tires. (tires are at a distance from the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
10.  Read ____ books. (books are close to the speaker)

     a.  this
     b.  that
     c.  these
     d.  those
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Additional Information
Demonstrating How to Use Demonstratives
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of demonstratives. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Grammar Tips
Can You Catch These Native Speaker Mistakes?
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of common mistakes. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
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Commonly Confused Words: Part One
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening, reading)

A video lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words.
The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed.
Click here to visit the lesson page.
Commonly Confused Words: Part Two
(Beginner - Listening)

An audio lesson to help with your understanding of commonly confused words. The English is spoken at 75% of normal speed. Click here to visit the lesson page with the written script for this audio program.
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