Demonstrative Pronoun is a pronoun that we use to denote the referring objects showing clearly. We use these pronouns to tell about a person, place, or thing specifically. They can be either singular or plural. The word we use to replace the name of a specific person, place, or thing is a demonstrative pronoun.
Examples of Demonstrative Pronoun
Have a look-
- Score more, that’s an intelligent student.
Here, ‘that’ means a 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.
Out of those pronouns, we use-
- ‘this‘ to tell about something close, and
- ‘that’ to tell about something far away from the speaker.
- This flower is more beautiful than that.
- This is my house.
- We can see that from here.
- That is your painting.
‘That’ and ‘those’ are used to avoid repetition of a noun; as,
- The streets of Borivali are better than those of Bandra.
- The culture of Mumbai is like that of Pune.
We use demonstrative adjectives with nouns or pronouns. These adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. They cannot stand alone.
When ‘this’, and ‘that’ are used with nouns are called demonstrative adjectives.
Here are some examples.
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Go over –
• Personal Pronouns
• Possessive Pronouns
• Reflexive Pronouns
• Emphatic Pronouns
• Relative Pronouns
• Interrogative Pronouns
• Indefinite Pronouns
• Distributive Pronouns