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    Question Demonstrative pronouns or demonstrator???

    How do I tell if a word is a demonstrative pronoun or a demonstrator?

    Eg. People may say (that), with his skills, he would dominate the competition. (that is a demonstrator???? or demonstrative pronoun!!)

    Eg. Some may say (that) he truly deserved the Oscar for his acting.

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    Re: Demonstrative pronouns or demonstrator???

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    How do I tell if a word is a demonstrative pronoun or a demonstrator?

    Eg. People may say (that), with his skills, he would dominate the competition. (that is a demonstrator???? or demonstrative pronoun!!)

    Eg. Some may say (that) he truly deserved the Oscar for his acting.
    There is no such grammatical term as 'demonstrator'. The word 'that' as used in your examples is a conjunction, a word that links clauses.

    When the word 'that' serves a nominal function (e.g. as sentence subject), it is termed a demonstrative pronoun, as in

    That is a good way to do it.

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