Lesson Five

this / that / these / those

This

A thing or a person is

close

This = singular

That

A thing or a person is

far

That = singular

These

Things or people are

close

These = plural

Those

Things or people are

far

Those = plural

 

Close = x...y

This pencil in my hand is yellow.

These pencils are not very sharp.

 

Far = x..............................y

That car across the street is red.

Those cars in the parking lot are blue.

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buildings

Take these stairs to get to those buildings.

That blue building in the middle of this picture is very tall.

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"That" is often contracted with the singular form of the verb "be"

That is a window. = That's a window.

That is my friend, Tom. = That's my friend, Tom.

"That's" usually sounds much better than to say, "That is."

"That" can't be contracted in the plural form: That're (no!)

This, these, and those can't take contractions.

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