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Demonstrative
 adjectives &
  pronouns
What is a demonstrative adjective?
• A demonstrative adjective is a word that means
  this/ that or these/those.
• They must agree with gender and number (as with
  all adjectives)
                        singular                      plural

masculine   ce (cet before vowel or silent ‘h’)        ces
                     (this/ that)                 (these/ those)

 feminine                cette                         ces
                      (this/ that)                (these/ those)
•   To distinguish between this/ these (here) &
    that/ those (there) you can add -ci or –là after
    the noun.
Cette voiture-ci a fait le tour du monde, mais cette
voiture-là est en panne.
Ce matin-là, je m’étais réveillé très tard.
Fill in the blanks, then translate:
a) _____ chemise-ci          b) _____ gants-là
c) ______ jogging-là         d) ______ baskets-ci
e) ______ garçon-là          f) _____ boulangerie-ci
g) ______ bananes-ci         h) _____ oeufs-là
What is a demonstrative pronoun?

• A demonstrative pronoun is a word that means this
  one/ that one or these ones /those ones.
• They must agree with the noun they are referring
  to in gender and number.
                 singular                 plural

masculine           celui                 ceux
            (this one/ that one) (these ones/ those ones)

 feminine           celle                 celles
            (this one/ that one) (these ones/ those ones)
•  As with demonstrative adjectives, you use –ci or –là
   to be more specific.
Quel chapeau? Celui-là
Quelles chaussettes? Celles-ci

• To ask ‘which one?’ or ‘which ones?’ you use
the following pronouns, which must agree with the
noun they refer to
                     singular             plural
masculine            lequel?            lesquels?

    feminine     laquelle?              lesquelles?
On your sheet, complete the dialogue, by fitting the
words from the box below.
Answers:
1. cette                    7. ci
2. laquelle                 8. celles
3. celle                    9. ci or là – either works
4. ce                       10. lequel
5. ces                      11. celui
6. lesquelles

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Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns

  • 2. What is a demonstrative adjective? • A demonstrative adjective is a word that means this/ that or these/those. • They must agree with gender and number (as with all adjectives) singular plural masculine ce (cet before vowel or silent ‘h’) ces (this/ that) (these/ those) feminine cette ces (this/ that) (these/ those)
  • 3. To distinguish between this/ these (here) & that/ those (there) you can add -ci or –là after the noun. Cette voiture-ci a fait le tour du monde, mais cette voiture-là est en panne. Ce matin-là, je m’étais réveillé très tard. Fill in the blanks, then translate: a) _____ chemise-ci b) _____ gants-là c) ______ jogging-là d) ______ baskets-ci e) ______ garçon-là f) _____ boulangerie-ci g) ______ bananes-ci h) _____ oeufs-là
  • 4. What is a demonstrative pronoun? • A demonstrative pronoun is a word that means this one/ that one or these ones /those ones. • They must agree with the noun they are referring to in gender and number. singular plural masculine celui ceux (this one/ that one) (these ones/ those ones) feminine celle celles (this one/ that one) (these ones/ those ones)
  • 5. • As with demonstrative adjectives, you use –ci or –là to be more specific. Quel chapeau? Celui-là Quelles chaussettes? Celles-ci • To ask ‘which one?’ or ‘which ones?’ you use the following pronouns, which must agree with the noun they refer to singular plural masculine lequel? lesquels? feminine laquelle? lesquelles?
  • 6. On your sheet, complete the dialogue, by fitting the words from the box below. Answers: 1. cette 7. ci 2. laquelle 8. celles 3. celle 9. ci or là – either works 4. ce 10. lequel 5. ces 11. celui 6. lesquelles