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|1. What Is a Demonstrative Adjective?||2. Common Demonstrative Adjectives|
|3. Special Pairs of Demonstrative Adjectives||4. Can Numbers Be Demonstrative Adjectives?|
In accordance with its very name, these adjectives have the function of demonstrating or indicating a quality assigned to the noun they modify. These English ones are a little simpler than in Spanish, since in this case there are three different sets represented by the words "este" (this in English), "ese" (that in English), "aquel" (that in English).
Este Ese Aquel Male singular este ese aquel Feminine singular esta esa aquella Male plural estos esos aquellos Female plural estas esas aquellas
In the exercise of the practical use of the demonstrative pronouns, words emerge that function as alternatives that can be used instead of them, as can be seen below.
Este Ese Aquel Aquí o acá ahí Allí o allá aquí allí por ahí
There are special pairs of of demonstratives along with these common demonstrative adjectives : “the one” (sometimes just “one”) and “the other;” and “the former” and “the latter.” Similar pairs are used to refer to two things that have already been named in a sentence. Below are some Examples
Generally its easy to think of numbers as adjectives, right? Well, ordinal numbers like as third, fourth, fifth can act as demonstrative adjectives. There are an infinite number of these adjectives. You can usually spot them because, with a few exceptions, these are the ones that end in -th. Below are good examples.