Definition of demonstrative
- demonstrative pronouns
- demonstrative adjectives
- made a demonstrative gesture
- a demonstrative preacher
In the phrase “this is my hat,” the word “this” is a demonstrative pronoun.
In the phrase “give me that book,” the word “that” is a demonstrative adjective.
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: a word (such as “this,” “that,” “these,” or “those”) that tells who or what is being referred to
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