All About These 15 Worksheets
These demonstratives worksheets are designed to help students understand and practice the use of demonstrative pronouns and adjectives in English. Demonstratives are words used to point to specific people, places, or things, and they are an essential part of English grammar.
These worksheets include a variety of exercises to help students identify and use different types of demonstratives correctly. Some examples of these exercises include:
- Sentence completion exercises – Students complete sentences by adding the correct demonstrative.
- Identification exercises – Students identify the demonstratives in sentences by underlining them.
- Sentence transformations – Students rewrite sentences using different forms of demonstratives.
- Writing exercises – Students write their own sentences using demonstratives.
The first worksheet in this collection also includes an explanation and examples of different types of demonstratives, such as “this,” “that,” “these,” and “those”. This provides the students with a good foundation of knowledge before answering the next worksheets which require further mastery on this topic.
After completing these worksheets, students will be able to:
- Identify the demonstratives used in sentences;
- Correctly use different forms of demonstratives;
- Determine the noun or adjective that demonstratives in sentences refer to;
- Understand whether a demonstrative is being used as a pronoun or as an adjective in sentences;
- And construct their own sentences using demonstrative pronouns and adjectives.
In summary, these worksheets on demonstratives provide students with an opportunity to practice and reinforce their understanding of this important aspect of English grammar. By using these worksheets, students can improve their ability to communicate more precisely and accurately in English, and become more confident and effective speakers and writers.
What are Demonstratives and why do they matter?
Demonstratives are words used to point to specific people, places, or things. They are a type of pronoun or adjective that indicate the location or proximity of an object in relation to the speaker or listener. In English, there are four main types of demonstratives: “this,” “that,” “these,” and “those.”
Here is a brief explanation of each type of demonstrative:
- “This” is used to refer to a singular object that is close to the speaker. For example, “This pen is mine.”
- “That” is used to refer to a singular object that is farther away from the speaker. For example, “That book on the shelf is interesting.”
- “These” is used to refer to multiple objects that are close to the speaker. For example, “These shoes are comfortable.”
- “Those” is used to refer to multiple objects that are farther away from the speaker. For example, “Those houses across the street are expensive.”
Demonstratives are used in everyday conversation and writing to help indicate the location or proximity of objects and to provide clarity and specificity in communication. Understanding and using demonstratives correctly is an important part of English grammar, and students should practice identifying and using them in their speaking and writing to improve their language proficiency.
How do you determine if a Demonstrative is used as a pronoun or as an adjective?
In several of these worksheets, students will be asked to identify whether a demonstrative is used as a pronoun or as an adjective in a sentence. To determine whether a demonstrative is being used as an adjective or a pronoun in a sentence, it’s important to look at the role it’s playing in the sentence and its relationship to other words.
When used as an adjective, a demonstrative modifies a noun or a pronoun by specifying its proximity or location. In this case, the demonstrative comes before the noun it modifies. For example:
- This book is interesting. (demonstrative “this” is used as an adjective modifying the noun “book”)
- Those shoes are expensive. (demonstrative “those” is used as an adjective modifying the noun “shoes”)
On the other hand, when used as a pronoun, a demonstrative takes the place of a noun and stands alone in place of the noun. In this case, the demonstrative can be used by itself to refer to an object that has already been mentioned or is clear from context. For example:
- I want this. (demonstrative “this” is used as a pronoun, replacing the noun that has already been mentioned)
- Those are mine. (demonstrative “those” is used as a pronoun, referring to an object that is clear from context)
In some cases, a demonstrative can be used both as an adjective and a pronoun in the same sentence. For example:
- This is my book. I like this. (demonstrative “this” is used as an adjective modifying the noun “book” in the first sentence, and as a pronoun standing alone in the second sentence)
Overall, understanding the context and function of the demonstrative in a sentence can help determine whether it is being used as an adjective or a pronoun.