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Pronoun

Concept: What are These and Those?

Use of ‘these’:

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

    Examples:

    Boy
    Boy

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

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

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.

Examples:

a)

Boy

b)

Boy

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

c)

Boy

d)

Boy

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

a)

Boy

b)

Boy

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.
Boy
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