Definition: This

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Lexical Information:

  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula

Grammatical Information:

  • This & That = Singular These & Those = Plural
  • Determiner
  • Articles, Demonstratives, Possessives, Quantifiers and Numbers can be used as Determiners
  • Pronoun
  • Determiners restrict a noun, by making it specific, indicating ownership or number, etc
  • Pronouns replace nouns and noun phrases to reduce repetition

Usage Notes:

  • As a pronoun, it usually refers backwards to something mentioned earlier
  • As a determiner, it usually refers to a noun that has been mentioned earlier

Spelling Notes:

  • As the first word of the text, THIS generally refers to the whole text