demonstratives

demonstratives - In this lesson, we will discuss...

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In this lesson, we will discuss demonstratives of two types: demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns. The first step in clearly understanding these two topics is to review the differences between "adjectives" and "pronouns." adjective describes a noun pronoun takes the place of a noun In the following sentences, the words in bold all function as adjectives, since they all describe the noun "book." Give me the red book. Give me the big book. Give me that book. Give me this book. Notice that adjectives answer the question "Which?" in relation to the nouns that they modify. (Which book? The red book. The big book. That book. This book.) In the following sentences, the words in bold all function as pronouns, since they all take the place of a noun. Maria is next; give her the ball. Juan is here; say hello to him . That pencil is yours; this is mine. This book is mine; that is yours. Notice that pronouns replace a noun. ("her" replaces "Maria" - "him"
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