Definition: Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns that point to specific things. “This, that, these, those, none and neither” are Demonstrative Pronouns that substitute nouns when the nouns they replace can be understood from the context. At the same time, to indicate whether they are close or far, in space or time, from the speaker in the moment of speaking. They also indicate whether they are replacing singular or plural words. Some grammars describe them as members of the class of function words called “determiners”, since they identify nouns and other nominal.
- “This” (singular) and “These” (plural) refer to an object or person near the speaker.
- “That” (singular) and “Those” (plural) refer to an object or person further away.
Example: – That is a good idea
– I will never forget this
– Those are my friend
– These are my books
In sentence, ’’This and That’’ as singular demonstrative pronoun can subject person, direct object or object of preposition.
Example : – That is whom you should meet at the dinner at the Batik’s Gallery.(Subject)
– Would you deliver this? (Direct object)
– Now, listen to this (Preposition object)
So, also ‘’These and Those’’ as plural demonstrative pronoun can get subject role, direct object, or preposition object.
Example: – These the preferred pen in this department. (Subject)
– She donated those to team. (Direct object)
– Mark can work with those. (Preposition Object)
Definition: An interrogative pronoun is a pronoun used in order to ask a question. Some of them refer only to people, like “who” and others refer to people and objects, etc like what”. They do (More Click on Here)