Demonstrative adjectives

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

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

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


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

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Adjectives placed before nouns
Adjectives placed after verbs
Adjectives without Nouns
Adjectives: order before nouns
Kinds of Adjectives
Adjectives with and
Adjectives of quantity
Demonstrative adjectives
Adjectives of number or numeral adjectives
Adjectives - definition
Adjective clause
Adjective phrase
Attributive adjective
Participial adjectives