Definition of Demonstrative pronoun

1. Noun. A pronoun that points out an intended referent.

Exact synonyms: Demonstrative
Generic synonyms: Pronoun
Derivative terms: Demonstrative



Definition of Demonstrative pronoun

1. Noun. (grammar) a pronoun which replaces a noun whose identity can be understood from the context; it indicates whether the noun is singular or plural, and whether it is near or far from the speaker or writer ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demonstrative Pronoun

demonstraters
demonstrates
demonstrateth
demonstrating
demonstration
demonstration ophthalmoscope
demonstrational
demonstrations
demonstrative
demonstrative-pronoun
demonstrative adjective
demonstrative adjectives
demonstrative determiner
demonstrative determiners
demonstrative of(p)
demonstrative pronoun (current term)
demonstrative pronouns
demonstratively
demonstrativeness
demonstratives
demonstrator
demonstrators
demonstratorship
demonstratorships
demonstratory
demonym
demonymic
demonyms
demoparties
demoparty

Literary usage of Demonstrative pronoun

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1. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius (1859)
"Originally the article was a demonstrative pronoun, akin to the pronoun of the third person, but of so feeble import that it was never used except in ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"Though we do not now find a neuter demonstrative pronoun in am or an holding an independent position of its own in any of the Dravidian languages (as is the ..."

3. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"The demonstrative pronoun § 467. Expansion of the Demonstratives. The demonstrative pronoun has in the history of the German language acquired a great deal ..."

4. Historical Outlines of English Syntax by Leon Kellner (1905)
"Such " as a demonstrative pronoun has, on the whole, undergone no syntactical change; there is, however, a marked difference between the old and modern use ..."

5. A Grammar of the Greek Language: Chiefly from the German of Raphael Kühner by William Edward Jelf (1842)
"Personal and the demonstrative pronoun?. §. 657- 1. The HI. personal pronoun, of, oí, í, /lív, and the demonstrative, 6, f¡, то, are often used in Homer to ..."

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