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'this' (Singular) and 'these' (Plural) as Pronouns
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Pronouns are words we use in English instead of a noun. Let’s check you know how to use the pronouns: this, that, these and those. You might ask why do we use ‘this’ and ‘these’? We use this (singular) and these (plural) as pronouns: to talk about people or things near us we say: This is a good place to buy books. Whose shoes are these? - to introduce people: This is my brother. These are my friends, Peter Jones and Anne Smith. Why do we use that and those? We use that (singular) and those (plural) to talk about things that are not near us: We also use that to talk about something someone said or did in the past, even when it is just a second ago: