This, That, These, and Those Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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This, that, these, and those are demonstratives. These words can fall under two categories: pronouns and adjectives. Learn how to use demonstratives in sentences, then answer the three worksheets on this, that, these, and those.

Demonstrative Pronouns

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This, that, these, and those are demonstrative pronouns when they replace nouns and other noun equivalents instead of modifying them.

  • This and that are singular pronouns.
  • These and those are plural pronouns.

For example:

  • Look at this.
  • Those are my apples.
  • That is my friend.
  • I’m looking at these.

Demonstrative Adjectives

Words like this, that, these, and those also function as demonstrative adjectives. They modify nouns and other noun equivalents instead of replacing them. We usually find nouns after them.

  • This and that are singular adjectives.
  • Those and these are plural adjectives.

For example:

  • This notebook is mine.
  • Those people have been looking for you.
  • I like these people.
  • That pen is mine.
This, That, These, Those Exercise #1

This, That, These, Those Exercise #1

Choose the correct answer.

Which demonstrative pronoun/adjective is plural?
What is a demonstrative pronoun?
Which sentence does not use ‘this’ as a pronoun?
Which demonstrative pronoun/adjective is singular?
What are demonstrative adjectives?
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This, That, These, Those Exercise #2

This, That, These, Those Exercise #2

Identify whether the demonstrative word is a pronoun or adjective.
Example: (These) are beautiful.
Answer: Pronoun

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This, That, These, Those Exercise #3

This, That, These, Those Exercise #3

Fill in the blanks with this, that, those, or these.
Example: ______ are nice shoes, but the heels are too high.
Answer: These

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This, That, These, Those Summary

I hope this set of three worksheets with printable PDF files helps you master this, that, these, and those. Remember, these four words can be demonstrative pronouns or adjectives. Demonstrative pronouns replace nouns, while demonstrative adjectives modify nouns.

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