The demonstrative adjectives this/that/these/those, which may also be pronouns, tell us where an object is located and how many objects there are.
|This and that are used to point to one object. This points to something nearby, while that points to something “over there.”|
|Examples:||This dog is mine.
This is mine.
That dog is hers.
That is hers.
|These and those refer to more than one object. These points to things nearby, while those points to things “over there.”|
|Examples:||These babies have been smiling for a while.
These are mine.
Those babies in the nursery have been crying for hours.
Those are yours.
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