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Demonstrative

Demonstrative

A demonstrative is a determiner that is used deictically to indicate a referent's spatial, temporal, or discourse location.

A demonstrative functions as:

  • a modifier of a noun, or
  • a pronoun.

(English)

  • These
  • Those
  • This
  • That
Page/s: 372
Source: Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985

Quirk, Randolph, S. Greenbaum, G. Leech, and J. Svartvik. 1985.A comprehensive grammar of the English language. London: Longman.

Page/s: 338
Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 61
Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

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