Demonstrative Pronouns

A demonstrative pronoun can be one of four words: this, that, these, those. A demonstrative pronoun occurs when one of the above words is used to to take the place of a noun (either identified or unidentified).

Demonstrative Pronoun Examples

Some examples of demonstrative pronouns would be the following:

Have you read this? (notice “this” is an pronoun because it takes the place of the noun “book” from the sentence above)

Please hand me that. (notice “that” is an pronoun because it takes the place of the noun “pencil” from the sentence above)

Did you intend to purchase these? (notice “these” is an pronoun because it takes the place of the noun “packs” from the sentence above)

He wanted to bring those to the party, but he didn’t. (notice “those” is an pronoun because it takes the place of the noun “gifts” from the sentence above)

Want to try GrammarFlip for yourself?

Get 30 days free

Explore More Lessons & Curriculum: