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  1. Newbie
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    demonstrative adjectives

    Can the demonstrative adjective these or those be used in this senetence?
    Does the distance between the speaker and the straps matter?

    These straps next to you hold you tight.
    Those straps next to you hold you tight.


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    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    "These" is used for things close to the speaker.
    These earrings of mine are expensive.

    "Those" is used for things farther away.
    Those shoes that you are wearing are new.

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    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny1 View Post
    Can the demonstrative adjective these or those be used in this senetence?
    Does the distance between the speaker and the straps matter?

    These straps next to you hold you tight.
    Those straps next to you hold you tight.
    yyy

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    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    yes, they can be used.

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    #5

    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    1.These straps next to you hold you tight.
    2.Those straps next to you hold you tight.


    In (1) the speaker and the wearer of the straps are near each other.
    In (2) the speaker and the wearer of the straps are far from each other.

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