Demonstrative pronouns

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Would you look at that, we are going to talk about demonstrative pronouns today!

What exactly are demonstrative pronouns? Let’s find out!

A demonstrative pronoun (this, that, these and those) are used instead of a noun to point out people or things.

If something is near in distance or time, we use this (singular) or these (plural)

If something is far in distance or time, we use that (singular) or those (plural)




Let’s look at some examples:

  • That is my brother (he is far away).
  • These are some crazy times (talking about the present [now])
  • Look at this cool new phone (something that is close)
  • Those were the days! (talking about the past).


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Demonstrative pronouns | QUIZ

Choose the correct option.


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No and None – Negative determiners

What exactly is a determiner? A determiner is a phrase or word that occurs together with a noun and expresses the reference of that noun in context. Simply put, a determiner is word in front of a noun that shoes us what the noun is talking about! In this blog we are going to talk about two common negative determiners NO and NONE.


The negative determiner NO is used directly before nouns: it means not one or not any.

I have NO time to waste (not any time)

The sign says NO dogs allowed (not one dog)


None is a pronoun which means not one of a group of people, or things. None is also used with a noun.

They have got plenty of apples, but I have none (no apples)

I tried to grab a donut this morning, but there were none left (not one donut was left)


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No or None?

Try to complete the sentences.


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“Very” Alternatives

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Do you want to upgrade your vocabulary? Do you find yourself using the word “very” too often? Here are some alternatives to using the word “very” for descriptions.

For example, instead of “very beautiful”, you could use the words “gorgeous” or “stunning”.


The view from the top of the mountain was stunning.

She bought a gorgeous dress for the wedding she will attend.

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"Very" Alternatives

Match the adjectives with the same meaning together!


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