What’s the Difference Between ‘This’ and ‘That’?

This is a topic we discussed in my Facebook Group some time ago, as I realised not everyone understood the difference.

We use ‘this‘ for something that is close to us.

Imagine that you’re holding a pen in your hand. You might say, “Look at this pen here“.

We use ‘that‘ for something that is further away.

Imagine pointing to an object out of your reach. You might say, “Look at that interesting building over there“.

The plural ofthis‘ is ‘these. And the plural of that‘ is ‘those.

It’s easy when you know how, isn’t it?

Do you have any questions? Or do you have any grammar topics you’d like me to explain?



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