What are demonstratives in English grammar?

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What are demonstratives in English grammar?

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English grammar has 4 common demonstratives that - this - these -those.

Demonstratives are used to state if something or someone is far or close.
They come in 2 forms singular and plural.
That is used for singular nouns that are close.
This is used for singular nouns that are far or not near.
These is used for plural nouns that are close.
Those is used for plural nouns that are far or not near.

Demonstratives can be used as adjectives (sometimes called "demonstrative adjectives")
A demonstrative adjectives are used to modify a noun. Examples: This cake is excellent.

Demonstratives can be used as pronouns.
A demonstratives pronoun is used instead of the noun. Examples: This is really good.

Examples:
- Demonstratives: That, This, These, Those.
- Demonstratives Pronouns:
That is the place.
This is really good.
These are a lot of fun.
Those are really good.
- Demonstrative Adjectives
That restaurant is really good.
This book is really good.
These games are a lot of fun.
Those books are really good.
 
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