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Demonstrative Pronouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about demonstrative pronouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Demonstrative Pronouns

Definition of a demonstrative pronoun.
  • 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)
From YOUR Teacher: Demonstrative Pronouns

This type of pronoun only has four words and is pretty easy to understand once you study the examples above.
Test: Grammar Demonstrative Pronouns

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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