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Types of Pronouns Uses of Pronouns - It, One, Oneself, One's
Personal Possessive Reflexive Demonstrative Indefinite
Distributive Reciprocal Relative Interrogative WH-Question Words
Demonstrative Pronoun

Demonstrative Pronouns are used to show or identify one or a number of nouns that may be far or near in distance or time.

There are six Demonstrative Pronouns:

Singular
1. this
2. that
3. such
4. one
Plural
5. these
6. those

This and That are singular demonstrative pronouns and These and Those are plural demonstrative pronouns. They can also be used to show an unspecified quantity in a sentence.

Demonstrative Pronoun are the references to the objects mentioned earlier. They are : This, That, There, Those, Such, One.
 
Examples
Is this your pen? (This means for this pen)
That is my sister. (That stands for my sister)
These are sweet fruits. (These stands for these sweet fruits)
Those are our houses. (Those stands for our houses)
I have won again. Such is my destiny. (Such stands for I have won again.)
She wanted to catch the flight. That is why she took a taxi. (That stands for she wanted to catch the flight)
Do you like this house?. I liked the other one. (One stands for the other house and not this house)
There is a Difference between Demonstrative Pronoun and Demonstrative Adjective.
 
Examples
This is my pen. (This stands for this pen) therefore demonstrative pronoun)
This pen is mine. (This qualifies the noun pen and, therefore, demonstrative adjective)
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Types of Pronouns Uses of Pronouns - It, One, Oneself, One's
Personal Possessive Reflexive Demonstrative Indefinite
Distributive Reciprocal Relative Interrogative WH-Question Words