Demonstrative and Interrogative Adjectives Using Demonstrative Adjectives This
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Demonstrative and Interrogative Adjectives
Using Demonstrative Adjectives This, that, these, and those—the four demonstrative pronouns—are often used as demonstrative adjectives « PRONOUN: We saw that. « ADJECTIVE: That lake is home to many geese. « PRONOUN: What are these? « ADJECTIVE: These gulls are searching for food.
Practice!! -Circle the demonstrative pronoun in each sentence. If it is used as a pronoun, write P. If it is used as an adjective, underline the noun it modifies. That one is a herring gull. Those are yellow-legged gulls gathered on the beach, searching for food. These darker feathers belong to the herring gull. Do you think you can remember all of this? The feathers of this bird are slightly darker that those of the other. This is how you can tell the difference between the two kinds of gulls.
Using Interrogative Pronouns Which, what, and whose—three of the interrogative pronouns—can be used a interrogative adjectives. « PRONOUN: Which do you think he will choose? « ADJECTIVE: Which parrot do you think he will buy? « PRONOUN: Whose can that be? « ADJECTIVE: Whose macaw can that be?
Practice!! -Circle the interrogative pronoun in each sentence. If it is used as a pronoun, write P. If it is used as an adjective, underline the word it modifies. Which is the most interesting pet to own? Which pet shop carries the healthiest macaws? Whose idea was it to come to this pet store? What are we supposed to do to prepare our home for the new parrot? What items did you put inside the parrot’s cage? Which brand of food is the most popular?