This, That, These and Those
Here This These
There That Those
We use this (singular) and these (plural) to refer to something that is here / near.
We use that (singular) and those (plural) to refer to something that is there / far.
If an action is near in time we tend to use this / these.
If an action has finished or is in the past we use that / those.
This is a good meal. (at the time of eating)
Those girls we met last night were silly. (an event that happened in the past).
"That's" usually sounds much better than to say, "That is."
This, these, and those can't take contractions.
Complete each sentence or question.
1. Can you pass me _____ book beside you, please?
2. _____ workers are more productive than those ones.
3. He doesn't like ____ shoes here. Those ones there appear more like his style.
4. Don't paint this room. You can paint _____ room.
5. Look at ____ man over there! He's not wearing any clothes!
6. Hello. _______ Patrick. Can I speak to Murray, please?
7. My grandmother never wore trousers when she was young. In _____ days it wasn't acceptable.
8. I'm going to London again ____ week-end. Do you want to come?
9. Come and smell __________ flowers. They smell really nice
10. _____________ is the first time I have ever seen an eclipse.
11. ______________ was the first time I had ever seen a rhinocerous.
12. ______________ apples were rotten so I threw them away.
13. What's the name of ____ song by Robbie Williams we heard yesterday?
14. Here we are. ____ where I live.
15. I want _____ boxes over there put in the corner with the others.
16. My grandparents live in ____ house over there.
17. _____ time you must try harder to pass the exam and not fail it again.
18. Is the bus station in this direction or ____ direction?
19. _____ workers are more productive than those ones.
20. Yes, he jumped out _____ window and not this one.
21. Please take ____ letters over there to the post office.
22. Does _____ person over there come here every day?
23. No, this is not the correct apartment. _____ apartment is on the next floor.