Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative Adjectives :

Demonstrative Adjectives show which or what persons or things are intended to be pointed out. This adjective modify a noun in such a way that we know which specific person, place, or thing is mentioned. These adjectives can be used as Demonstrative Pronouns. This type of adjective will come just before a noun or pronoun which it modifies and will tell us which one specifically. These have special, peculiar and simple function used to specify a noun and placed close to that noun in a sentence.

Adjectives of this kind are subdivided (as Numeral Adjectives are) into two main classes

1. Adjectives of Definite Demonstrative
2. Adjectives of Indefinite Demonstrative

When a person or thing is pointed out exactly, the Adjective is called a Definite Demonstrative. The most common Definite Demonstratives are….

1. THIS and THAT (with Singular Nouns)
2. THESE and THOSE (with Plural Nouns)

THIS and THESE are used to indicate the objects which are in front of our eyes. THAT and THOSE are used to indicate the objects which are not in front of our eyes.

1. This pencil is what we need.
2. That pen is what we talk about.
3. Those books were written by my father.
4. These apples are priced higher than normal price.

When the adjective points out in a certain sense, but not exactly, it is called an Indefinite Demonstrative. The most common Indefinite Demonstratives are….

1. ANY

Example Sentences :

1. Any one can come forward to demonstrate this dance.
2. A certain section of students is not allowed inside the school.

Sentences with this type of Adjectives :

1. This man came here today.
2. These dogs belong to him.
3. That boat leaks. Those people will be drowned.
4. This is not the book I chose. I chose the other (book).
5. Such a man as that is to be admired.
6. He said the same thing two or three times.
7. We have to distribute those books to the students.
8. Is there any other item we have to hand over now?
9. Other than your lunch-box, all items are here.
10. A certain amount of money is needed now.
11. Any one can give the answer to this question.
12. He has drawn a picture in such a way that it looks like a dog.
13. You have to bring the same book to the school today.


  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjective
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Distributive Adjectives
  19. Interrogative Adjectives
  20. Exclamatory Adjectives
  21. Possessive Adjectives
  22. Possessive Determiners
  23. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  26. Emphasizing Adjectives
  27. Coordinate Adjectives
  28. Paired Adjectives
  29. Cumulative Adjectives
  30. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  31. Two Uses of Adjectives
  32. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  33. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  34. The Degrees of Comparison
  35. Comparison of Adjectives
  36. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  37. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  38. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  39. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  40. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  41. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  42. Definite Numeral Quantities
  43. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  44. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  45. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  46. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  47. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  51. Use of The Comparative Degree
  52. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  53. Preferables in English Grammar
  54. Double Comparatives
  55. Double Superlatives
  56. Comparatives which have lost their force
  57. Latin Comparatives
  58. English Comparatives
  59. Adjectives used as Nouns
  60. Adjectives in Pairs
  61. Adjectives preceded by THE
  62. Position of Adjectives
  63. Adjectives Used Attributively
  64. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  65. The Adjective Clause

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