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Class 3 – Demonstratives



When do we use the this and thatthese/those?

We use:

  • this and that in the singular,
  • these and those in the Plural.

Generally speaking, we use this/these to refer to people and things, situations and experiences that are close to the speaker or very close in time. We use that/those to refer to people and things, situations and experiences that are more distant, either in time or physically.

  • This is a great game. (We are watching the game.)
  • That was a great game. (The game is over.)


Look at _____ newspaper here.

_____ are my grandparents, and _____people over there are my friend’s grandparents.

_____ building over there is the Chrysler Building.

_____ is my mobile phone and _____ is your mobile phone on the shelf over there.

_____ photos here are much better than _____ photos on the book.

_____ was a great evening.

Are _____ your pencils here?

_____ bottle over there is empty.

_____ bricks over there are for your chimney.

John, take _____ folder and put it on the desk over there.