Demonstrative pronouns and adjectives

(This, That, These, Those)

We use This and These to talk about things that are close to us. We use That and Those to refer to objects that are some distance away from us.

Listening

Look at the chart below to better understand the use of demonstratives in singular and plural.

This
That
These
Those
Singular
Singular
Plural
Plural
Near here
Far there
Near there
Far here
Demonstrative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative Adjectives describe a noun. For example:

This T-shirt is black.
That dress is very expensive.
Those skirts are long.
These boots are comfortable.

Demonstrative Pronouns identify people or objects. For example:

This is my favorite movie.
That is my cap.
These are my dancing shoes.
Those are Angie’s sunglasses.
Writing exercise

Look at Anna’s and Ruben’s closets and at the pointing finger. Write sentences to describe what clothes they have. Use This, or These, possessive adjectives, possessive ‘s and capital letters where necessary. Observe the examples about each closet.

Observa los closets de Anna y Rubén y el dedo indicador. Escribe enunciados que describan lo que tienen. Usa This o These, adjetivos posesivos, posesivo ‘s y letras mayúsculas donde sea necesario. Observa los ejemplos de cada closet.

Demonstrative Pronouns

    Example:

    This is Anna's flip flop

  1. This is Anna’s hat
  2. This is Anna’s sweater
  3. This is Anna’s dress
  4. This is Anna’s umbrella
  5. These are Anna’s jeans
Demonstrative Pronouns

    Example:

    This is Ruben’s sock

  1. These are Ruben’s pants
  2. This is Ruben’s shirt
  3. This is Ruben’s scarf
  4. These are Ruben’s jeans
  5. These are Ruben’s sneakers
Complete all the gaps to get feedback.
Writing exercise

Look at the clothes and accessories and at the pointing finger. Write sentences to describe what you see taking into account the distance. Use That, or Those, possessive adjectives, possessive ‘s and capital letters where necessary. Observe the examples.

Observa las prendas y los accesorios, así como el dedo indicador. Escribe enunciados que describan lo que ves tomando como referencia la distancia. Usa This o Those, adjetivos posesivos, posesivo ‘s y letras mayúsculas donde sea necesario. Observa los ejemplos.

Demonstrative Pronouns

    Example:

    That is Ania’s dress.

  1. Those are Ania’s glasses
  2. Those are Ania’s sandals
  3. Those are Tony’s belts
  4. Those are Sam’s tennis shoes
  5. That is Ania’s hat
  6. That’s Ania’s ring