What are Demonstrative Adjectives?

by Zahida
(Vero Beach, Fl, USA)

I don't understand demonstrative adjectives, or what the difference is between them and demonstrative pronouns.


Hi Zahida,
Here is the difference between the two (it really isn't that different).


Demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) show whether the noun they refer to is singular or plural and whether it is located near to or far from the speaker or writer.

Demonstrative Pronouns This; that; these; those; none and neither which substitute nouns when the nouns they replace can be identified within context.

So for example,

This book is interesting (this = a demonstrative adjective).

This is interesting (this = a demonstrative pronoun).

I hope that helps.
Diana

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