When to use demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these and those.

Demonstrative pronouns are those which point to specific people or things. For the purposes of this post we will limit these to the basic – this, that, these and those.

demonstrative pronouns this that these those

The first important thing for your child to understand is the difference between singular and plural.

So, a good way to do this would be to hold one banana (a banana) and then put two bananas together (two bananas.) You can do this with anything – a pencil, pencils.

This and that are for singular objects. These and those are for plural.

The other concept to understand is near and far. This and these are for close. That and those are for far. You can help your kid understand this by holding objects close and far.

So, without further ado, let’s do some sentences:

This is a pencil.

These are pencils.

That is an apple.

Those are apples.

Watch the video below to see these concepts in action.

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