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Demonstrative Adjective

This is an adjective that describes a noun. This always goes in front of the noun you are describing.
It demonstrates which one of a particular noun you are talking about. It is kind of like pointing at the noun to say if it is close to you or far away.
Singular Plural
Nearby This

This coffee is in front of me.

That

That coffee is in his hand.

Far away These

These books are in my hand.

Those

Those books are on the other side of the room.

 

Demonstrative Pronoun

This is a pronoun that replaces the noun. You already know what noun it is referring to.
You use demonstrative pronouns to specify which one of a particular noun.  It is kind of like pointing at the noun to say if it is close to you or far away.
Singular Plural
Nearby This

This is in front of me. 

That

That is in his hand.

Far away These

These are in my hand.

Those

Those are on the other side of the room.

 

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