demonstrative pronoun


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demonstrative pronoun

Demonstrative pronouns are pronouns used to replace nouns or noun phrases in a sentence, representing that which is nearby or far away in space or time.
Because demonstrative pronouns are less specific than the nouns or noun phrases they replace, you must use context to clarify what is being referred to. In spoken English, this can mean having to gesture toward, point to, or look at the thing or things indicated by the demonstrative pronoun. In written English, demonstrative pronouns are usually used to refer to previously mentioned nouns, ideas, or topics.
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demonstrative pronoun

A pronoun that specifies a particular person or thing, such as “this, that, or those.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demonstrative pronoun - a pronoun that points out an intended referent
pronoun - a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
Translations
Demonstrativpronomenhinweisendes Fürwort
pronombre demostrativo
mutató névmás
ábendingarfornafn
pronome demonstrativo
ukazovacie zámeno
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However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat.
The distal demonstrative pronoun that can refer to four of the five types of entity order isolated by Dik: entity order 1 (inanimate entities), as in (10B):
the demonstrative pronoun defines a given element and characteristically has extended discourse reference (rather than reference to individual entities);
According to the rules of word order in Polish, sentence initial position, and more importantly, absence of stress on a noun signal its "given"/context dependent information status which in (26) is strengthened by the demonstrative pronoun, very often comparable in its function to the definite article.
The transition from Demotic to Coptic witnessed an increase of the use of the demonstrative pronoun pe as a "copula" in nominal sentences.
Similarly, the expression etas-mad eva, using the ablative of the demonstrative pronoun, refers back to such a reason.
If so, the correspondence y = hanc would assure the identification of the former as the Punic demonstrative pronoun.
An interpretation as feminine of the rare demonstrative pronoun 'ft.
Likewise, Peter Hajdu considers the proceeding from the t-initial demonstrative pronoun as a possible case of t-type 3P inflections of Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages (Hajdu 1985 : 328).
86), as evident in spellings of the proclitic prepositions and conjunctions, the definite article, demonstrative pronoun and relative complementizer, the object marker, and some nouns (pp.
13-14), a flee-floating demonstrative pronoun without a clear referent, a timeless pronoun capable of attaching itself to the varied papers on which it will appear in the future.
The second indefinite pronoun series in Veps is the -se/-ne-series based on the historical demonstrative pronoun se that is attested in other Finnic languages.