15th October 2017
This, that, these and those are called demonstratives.
We can use this (singular) and these (plural) to talk about things that are near to us.
We can use that (singular) and those (plural) to talk about things that are not near.
This house is nice (singular, near)
That house is nice (singular, distant)
These houses are nice (plural, near)
Those houses are nice (plural, distant)
We can use this and these to talk about things that are happening now or starting now.
We can use that and those to talk about things that are finished.
I like this music. Listen to these sentences.
That lesson was boring. Did you answer those letters yesterday?
Test your knowledge. Put in this, that, these, those.
Remember there are lots more grammar lessons like this on our blog.
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