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    What part of speech is "that" in the following sentence?

    That parrot chatters all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahfmd View Post
    What part of speech is "that" in the following sentence?

    That parrot chatters all day.

    Demonstrative pronoun.

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    Actually, because "that" describes the noun parrot, it is considered to be a demonstrative adjective (not pronoun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Actually, because "that" describes the noun parrot, it is considered to be a demonstrative adjective (not pronoun).
    Am I right, dear Ouisch, in interpreting your remark as pointing to a specific, modal/idiomatic usage of that in this case? That may imply an irritation here, can it? It seems I overlooked the catch -- it can't have been as simple as it looked to be...

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