What is a demonstrative pronoun?
First of all, an English demonstrative pronoun is, either for a specific thing or a person. This helps you, like most other pronouns, not to repeat a noun within a text more often.
The Formation / English Demonstrative Pronoun Forms
Basically, there is no proper formation because there are only few forms that you can incorporate into your sentences. So it’s not hard to use the English demonstrative pronoun. Nevertheless, it improves your text style considerably.
this / that
these / those
When to use this, that, these and those?
To express a spatial and temporal proximity to the present you use this and these. To express a spatial and temporal distance you use that and those..
Furthermore, the demonstrative pronouns are still used in a derogatory way. Or better formulated to formulate a contempt for another thing. An example for this:
This jeans is nice, but that one over there is much nicer.
The use of the English demonstrative pronoun
As it’s often the case, there are a number of ways to use the English demonstrative pronoun. Here is a list of uses:
Do you want to use the attributive demonstrative pronoun?
If you want to use the attributive demonstrative pronoun, it is always behind the noun.
Do you know this girl?
Do you want to use the demonstrative pronoun alone?
This is Toby.
If you are referring to a previous person, you must use “one”.
This boy is bigger than that one.
Here, the plural refers to a preceding or following noun.
Whose are these English books?
Do you want to use the Adverbial demonstrative pronoun (as / so)?
This is mainly used in American English, as well as in British English. However, this is considered in British, as very colloquial. That means you should only use it at school if you are dealing with American English in the classroom.
I can’t train that (so) long.
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