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What is a demonstrative?



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
  A demonstrative is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 61


Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 372


Mish 1991 338

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