Demonstratives - Exercises

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Exercises

Choose the correct demonstrative pronoun.

  1. I really like restaurant!We use this/that for nouns in the singular.
  2. I prefer glasses to ones over there.We use these/those for nouns in the plural.
  3. chair is a lot more comfortable than one.We use this/that for nouns in the singular.|this → something that is closer to us (here)| that → something that is farther away from the speaker (there)
  4. Would you rather have strawberries or peaches?We use these/those for nouns in the plural.|these → something that is closer to us (here)|those → something that is farther away from the speaker (there)
  5. For the price of video game you can buy three of classic boardgames.We use this for something that is closer to us (here) and in the singular, and those for something that is farther away from the speaker (there) and in the plural.

Choose the correct demonstrative pronoun.

  1. I hope that summer will be nicer than weeks of rain we had last year.For time designations such as times of day, seasons, or years, we use this/these if the time period is not yet completed and that/those if the time period is completed.|the summer (singular) → this|weeks of rain (plural) → those
  2. boys over there challenged boys here to a football match.We use this/these for something that is closer to us (here) and that/those for something that is farther away from the speaker (there).|boys (plural in both cases) → those/these
  3. I like film a lot more than one they showed last week.We use this/these for something that is happening as we speak and that/those for something that is already past.|film (singular in both cases) → this/that
  4. You can’t compare football teams from the fifties and sixties to teams of today.For time designations such as times of day, seasons, or years, we use this/these if the time period is not yet completed and that/those if the time period is completed.|football teams (plural in both cases) → those/these
  5. meal tastes so much better than one we had two weeks ago.We use this/these for something that is happening as we speak and that/those for something that is already past.|meal/one (singular) → this/that