What are Demonstratives?
There are a variety of different parts of English grammar that one needs to understand to be able to craft sentences that make sense. A part of these sentences is the demonstratives. Demonstratives are those part of the sentence that points towards a noun. It is often used to get rid of repetition in a literary piece.
Demonstratives are pronouns or determiners that help a writer refer to the subject without worrying about repetition. There are four types of demonstratives, these include near, far, singular, and plural. 'this' and 'these' are the near demonstratives. 'that' and 'those' are the far demonstratives. The singular demonstratives, 'this' and that,' and the plural demonstratives are 'these' and 'those.'
They can indicate something that is either near or far away in distance or time.
Nine sentences to complete with four words that are your goal.
Complete each sentence with this, that, these, or those.
Find where these words will finish you up.
Underline the idea that the demonstrative pronoun refers to.
I wish I could find where everything comes together here.
Indicate whether it is being used as a pronoun or an adjective.
You may use this, that, these, or those
as an adjective (followed by a noun or noun phrase). Rewrite only the second
Rewrite each sentence, replacing the
Write a paragraph about what you did this past
Rewrite the second sentence in each pair.
Choose the correct adjective from above to
complete each sentence.
Which word will finish up the sentence?
Indicate whether the demonstrative is being used as a pronoun or an adjective.
Which demonstratives indicate something that is
close to the speaker in distance or time?