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What is a demonstrative?

 

Definition
 

A demonstrative is a determiner that is used deictically to indicate a referent's spatial, temporal, or discourse location.

 

A demonstrative functions as

 
Examples (English)
 
  • These
  • Those
  • This
  • That
Generic
  A demonstrative is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 61

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 372

 

Mish 1991 338


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