Meaning[edit | edit source]
Form[edit | edit source]
There are four of these in English:
These can be used both as dependent pronouns and independent pronouns, as respectively dependent demonstrative pronouns and independent demonstrative pronouns. For example, This is heavy (independent); This table is heavy (dependent).
Pronunciation[edit | edit source]
Students may struggle with the voiced dental fricative /ð/ sound.
Pedagogy[edit | edit source]
This language is typically taught at beginner level. EFL learners may not acquire all four pronouns at once, and may acquire the more common ones first (this and that) before moderately common these and less common those.