♔ THIS, THAT, THESE, THOSE

demonstratives

key_small   THIS / THAT / THESE / THOSE show the relative distance between the speaker and a noun.

1. THIS and THAT

THIS is used to refer to a single person, thing, place that is near the speaker.

This computer isn't easy to use.

This boy is my older brother.

This car is much better than that one.

THAT is used when the person, thing, place is more distant.

 That book on the table is mine.

That man over there is my boss.

Turn left into that street.

 2. THESE and THOSE

THESE is the plural form of this.

These letters are urgent. Please post them immediately.

I like these glasses. They're very fashionable.

I like these trainers better than those ones.

 THOSE is the plural form of that.

Those people in the street are photographers.

Those shoes on the shelf are too expensive.

 

THIS / THAT/ THESE/ THOSE
NEAR FAR
SINGULAR THIS THAT
PLURAL THESE THOSE

 

 

Thank you Sandrine for your wonderful drawings. This lesson would have been pretty plain without them.

 

If you want to discover the ''World''of Sandrine REVEL, a famous cartoonist from Bordeaux, just click here.

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