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.
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.
- Look at this.
- Those are my apples.
- That is my friend.
- I’m looking at these.
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.
- This notebook is mine.
- Those people have been looking for you.
- I like these people.
- That pen is mine.
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.