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.
Sections in this article
Adjectives placed before nouns
Adjectives placed after verbs
Adjectives without Nouns
Adjectives: order before nouns
Kinds of Adjectives
Adjectives with and
Adjectives of quantity
Adjectives of number or numeral adjectives
Adjectives - definition