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Chapter The demonstratives: This, these, that, those


The demonstratives « this » and « that » are used either as determiners (they determine the noun and are placed before it), or as pronouns (they replace the noun).

They perform gender and number agreement with the noun they determine or they replace. The plural of « this » is « these » and « that » has the plural « those ».
I have already read this (that) book.
I have already read these (those) books.


« This » is used to announce a sentence :
- Future reference :
This is what she told us : « Don't go there ».

« That » can also be used to go back to a former sentence :
- Past reference :
« Don't go there », that's what she told us.


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