differentiate between demonstrative adjective and demonstrative adverb?

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  • Demonstrative adjectives are adjectives that are used to modify a noun so that we know which specific person, place, or thing is mentioned.
  • Demonstrative adjectives are primarily adjectives, and they point out the words omitted in a sentence or emphasize their importance.
  • The demonstrative adjectives are this, that, these, and those. They are used to point out specific people or things.
  • Example: These shoes fit me very well. In this sentence, these is demonstrative adjective.
  • Demonstrative adverbs are the adverbs used to indicate the location of an event or situation in relation to the discourse context.
  • Many languages have sets of demonstrative adverbs that are closely related to the demonstrative pronouns in a language. For example, corresponding to the demonstrative pronoun that are the adverbs such as then (= "at that time").
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Demonstrative pronouns are used to point out someone or something. To refer to people or objects close to us, we use "this" or "these." For people or objects further away, we use "that" or "those." A demonstrative pronoun may look like a demonstrative adjective, but it is used differently in a sentence: it acts as a pronoun, taking the place of a noun. 

Demonstrative adjectives are actually demonstrative pronouns used to modify a noun. Demonstrative adjectives therefore are used with nouns. 


Demonstrative pronouns 
*** These are my neighbour's boys. 
*** That is my cat. 
*** This is your room. 
*** Those are the keys to your room. 

Demonstrative adjectives 
*** These boys are from the neighbourhood. 
*** That cat is blind. 
*** This room is vacant. 
*** Those keys belong to the hotel. 
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