Demonstrative Pronouns are words that point to specific things. If they point to a particular noun, we use this or that. If they point to nouns in plural, we use these or those. Look at the chart for a better clarification. The same words are used as demonstrative adjectives if they change nouns or pronouns.
Examples of demonstrative pronouns:
- These are my favourite pies.
- That is something that bothers me a lot.
- Those are the things you need to think about.
Examples of demonstrative adjectives:
- This apple (n.) is excellent!
- That boy (n.) is very rude.
- Those people (n.) will attend the meeting.