In today’s session, we would be working to know about demonstrative adjectives. Yes, you might feel that these are trickier, and it is a vague sort of adjective. With the help of demonstrative adjectives, you would modify the nouns or pronouns in any given sentence. In such cases, you would be emphasizing more on the importance of the noun or pronoun.
What are Demonstrative Adjectives?
A demonstrative adjective is a word used to indicate a noun or a pronoun in a given sentence. It would be beneficial in checking when you wish to make it clear which person or thing you would be describing and whether it is near or far or singular or plural.
While you identify any demonstrative adjective, the reader will know or want to talk about the words.
The set of common demonstrative adjectives are:
This – used for a person or thing that is nearby or current
Example: This day could not get any better!
That – used for a person or thing that is further away
Example: That house across the street is so adorable.
These – used for more than one thing that’s nearby
Example: These shoes fit me very well.
Those – used for more than one thing that’s farther away
Example: Those boots are too expensive.
The demonstrative adjective in any given sentence comes just before a noun or pronoun, and it will tell you which one would be specific in modifying the noun.
Examples of Demonstrative Adjectives in Sentence
Here are some examples of demonstrative adjectives in the sentence:
- These shirts fit me very well.
- Those jeans are costly.
- This is my best friend mine.
- That dog is sick and needs care.
- The uniform I’m wearing is impeccable and clean.
- That plane has to be landed one hour later.
- These clothes smell filthy.
- This bag is full of eating materials for a long trip.
- Those shoes are gorgeous but too big for my feet.
- I have returned those books to the library.
- Those pants are not very comfortable.
- Do you like this soup?
- That dress looks good on you.
- These puppies are very playful.
- I did not enjoy that book.
- Did you grow those vegetables in your garden?
- Can you help me move this box?
- Mom, can we buy these magazines?
- This tie is too tight.
- I like this coat better than that one.
With the above examples, you would know about the primary singular and plural forms of demonstrative adjectives. Your readers would know about what you are trying to convey. It will help you to emphasize the thing or object that you wish to describe.
Keep exploring EnglishBix to learn about different types of adjectives in English grammar and how they are used.
- When to Use – These vs Those
- The Beginners Guide to Using This vs These
- This or That : Choose the Correct Word
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