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There are different categories of demonstratives!

 

Demonstratives are words that indicate a specific object within a general category of objects (a bird).

 

 

Demonstratives are words that indicate a general category of objects (birds).

 

 

It is helpful to think of all of the categories of demonstratives as related in the functions they perform.

    

Click here for definite and indefinite articles: the ; a / an
Click here for demonstrative indicators this / that; these / those
Click here for possessive demonstratives 
Click here for demonstratives from singular and plurals of common nouns