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Demonstrative Adjective - Glossary of Terms


Demonstrative Adjective

The demonstrative adjectives are this, that, these, and those.  A demonstrative adjective is used to modify a noun to point out or demonstrate a specific item(s).

Example:

This bag is not mine.  That one is mine.
                             
           noun                          pronoun

This and that modify singular nouns; whereas, these and those modify plural nouns. 

Interactive example:

 
Whose are these toffees? Can I have one? [show me the demonstrative adjective]
 
Remember, the word "kind" is singular, and these and those modify plural nouns.

These kind of things.
These kinds of things.
Associated pages:
 
What are adjectives?
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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