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    kmgagnon Guest

    Smile demonstrative adjectives

    I am trying to help my daughter with her 6th grade homework and would greatly appreciate your help.

    She is suppose to identify if it is a pronoun or adjective.

    If it is an adjective- circle the word it points out.

    Examples: Does this conversation seem familiar?
    We'll use this map until we get to Taylorville?
    Then we'll need the directions in that red envelope.
    Isn't that the right road?

    There are about 20 more sentences. I've looked up the definitions of dem. pronouns and dem. adjective, but still can't answer the help explain the difference in these sentences.-------Maggie

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    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by kmgagnon View Post
    I am trying to help my daughter with her 6th grade homework and would greatly appreciate your help.

    She is suppose to identify if it is a pronoun or adjective.

    If it is an adjective- circle the word it points out.

    I can't circle, K, so I'll underline. Demonstrative adjectives are in bold. Demonstrative pronouns are in red.

    Examples: 1. Does this [adjective] conversation seem familiar?
    2. We'll use this map until we get to Taylorville?
    3.Then we'll need the directions in that red envelope.
    4. Isn't that {road} the right road?


    In 1, 2 & 3 the demonstrative adjectives 'this' or 'that' precede the noun. In 4, the demonstrative adjective replaces the noun 'road' and acts as a pronoun.

    There are no examples here of 'these' or 'those' but they might figure in the other 20 sentences.


    There are about 20 more sentences. I've looked up the definitions of dem. pronouns and dem. adjective, but still can't answer the help explain the difference in these sentences.-------Maggie
    Read these two and see if they help.

    Demonstrative Pronouns - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

    Demonstrative Adjectives - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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    Re: demonstrative adjectives

    Have a look at your other thread: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...tml#post260326

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