Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives point out the person or thing concerned. Examples are: this, that, these and those.

  • These mangoes are very sweet.
  • Those days are unforgettable.
  • This flower is very beautiful.
  • I will never forget that experience.

Demonstrative adjectives are different from demonstrative pronouns. A demonstrative pronoun can stand alone. It is used to avoid the repetition of a noun.

  • This is better than that.

A demonstrative adjective is followed by a noun. It is used to modify that noun.

  • This colour is brighter than that colour.


This and that are used with singular nouns. These and those are used with plural nouns.

Manjusha Nambiar

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