Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative Pronouns are those which are used to denote the referring  objects  showing clearly; as,

1  Score more, that’s an intelligent student.

Here that means student who scores more.

She is the principal of a school and as such we should respect her.

Here such means the principal of a school.

  • This‘ is used to denote nearest and
  • That’ is used to denote farther from person or thing; as,

3 This flower is more beautiful than that.

  • That and Those are used to avoid repetition of noun; as,

 4 The streets of Borivali are better than those of Bandra.

5 The culture of Mumbai is like that of Pune.

When ‘this’, ‘that’ etc are used with nouns are called  demonstrative adjectives; as,

  1. This gift is yours.
  2. That gift was mine.
  3. These bags are mine.
  4. Those books are yours.

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