Demonstrative pronouns point to something specific that can be either near or far in distance or time.
We use “this” to talk about something NEAR the speaker in space or time. Additionally, we use “that” to talk about something that is FAR AWAY in space or time.
“This” and “that” talk about singular items. Look at the charts below.
A. Look at the chart and the pictures below to help you understand. Then do the exercise that follows.
B. Look at the pictures below and write sentences for the words in the box using ‘this’ or ‘that’ depending on where those words are located in the picture. Make sentences in the affirmative, negative and question form.
Remember to look at the numbers carefully because they are not in order! (i.e.: eraser is NOT #2, it is #4)
Examples: S1: (#1) This is a cat. S2: (#2) Is that a pencil? S3: (#3) That is not an apple.
|1. This is a cat.|||||
|2.||||Is that a pencil?|
|3.||That is not an apple.|||
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