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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Determiners: Demonstratives

 
 

Definition

Determiners are small words that come before nouns and give more information about the noun. Demonstratives show whether nouns are near (this, these) or far (that, those).

Example

This

here is very beautiful.

demonstrative

noun

(The dress is close to the person.)


That

dress

on the shelf is very beautiful.

demonstrative

noun

(The dress is far from the person.)

Explanation

Demonstratives --

  • help describe nouns.
  • come before nouns.
  • express whether a noun is near or far.
  • have plural and singular forms.

Related Sections

Determiners: Articles
Plurals
Reported Speech