Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns. Which flag? – THIS flag. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns DEMONSTRATE, which means “show.”. English has two sets of demonstrative pronouns: Do you want THIS apple? No, I want THAT apple. But what if there are TWO apples?.
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Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns DEMONSTRATE, which means “show.”
Do you want
No, I want THAT
You wouldn’t say, “I want this apples” or “I want that apples.”
SURPRISE! In English, you have to change demonstrative adjectives to make them agree in number with the noun:
I want THIS apple. BUT . . . I want THESE apples.
I want THAT apple. BUT . . . I want THOSE apples.
Spanish looks a little less strange now, huh?
close far far away
masc. sing. este (this) ese (that) aquel
fem. sing. esta (this) esa (that) aquella
masc. pl. estos (these) esos (those) aquellos
fem. pl. estas (these) esas (those) aquellas
this that way over there
Do you want this apple?
¿Quieres esta manzana?
Do you want that apple?
¿Quieres esa manzana?
No. I want that apple way over there.
No. Quiero aquella manzana.