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Questions tagged [demonstratives]

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Is “that which” grammatical in the sentence “I have that which I should have told you summers ago”, and if so, how?

This is my first question although I have been reading you for a long time. My question is: can that which be used with the meaning of something? For me, that is a demonstrative pronoun, so you can ...
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Should I use 'They' or 'These' here?

It's a test question from my daughter's English teacher. Here is the question. There are some other things for her birthday. ____ are apples, bananas and some toys. A. They B. These C. ...
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'They are' or 'These are'

Which sentence sounds more natural? These are first and foremost ethical, not medical questions. They are first and foremost ethical, not medical questions.
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Which one's correct - “this two” or “these two”?

I’m aware that ‘this’ is used for a singular thing while ‘these’ is used for plural. However, I also see people who use the phrase ‘this two’ so I’m not sure which one’s correct.
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Those of Vs those for

The salaries of professors are higher than those of secretaries. [The Jones family,] whose cat is more beautiful than those of their neighbours,.... Trump’s ratings in Western Europe similar to ...