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Pronoun : Use of 'These' and 'Those' for Class 1 English

A word that replaces a noun is known as a pronoun. These and those are words we use to describe things that are near to us or far away from us. This learning concept will explain the definition of these pronouns and help students to find out the common mistakes that they should avoid while using them in a sentence.

In this learning concept, the students will learn about:

  • Identify the use of these and those.
  • Apply the difference between these and those.

Each concept is explained to class 1 students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download these and those worksheet and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept provided in PDF format.

Use of ‘these’:

  1. ‘These’ is a word used to indicate more than one person, animal, or thing near us.


    In the above examples, both the boys are denoting more than one object or person that is near them.

  2. It can be used with nouns. Usually, the word ‘these’ is used before nouns.

Use of ‘those’:

‘Those’ is a word used to talk about more than one person, animal, or thing far away from us or not near us.




1. In the two pictures, the boys are referring to more than one object or person standing far away from them.



2. Usually in the sentence, the word ‘those’ is used right before the noun.



Common Mistake:

Don’t use ‘these’ and ‘those’ to denote singular objects.

  • These shoes are pretty.
  • These shoe is pretty.
  • Those girls are my sisters.
  • Those girl is my sister.
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