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Demonstrative adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives are what you might use when you’re in a shop with a friend buying some new clothes. After looking at a few shirts you might say something like this to your friend:

I like this shirt, but you like that shirt better don’t you?

Probably this sentence would be accompanied by you pointing at the shirt that you like and then at the shirt that you think your friend likes - that’s why they’re demonstrative adjectives. Other demonstrative adjectives include ‘those’ and ‘these’.

These words are adjectives because they tell you extra information about the nouns in a sentence. You don’t just like any random shirt, you like ‘this’ one.