It’s time to get demonstrative!
The foundation to learning basic Italian is knowing grammar and the parts of speech in your own language. What is a demonstrative pronoun?
A demonstrative pronoun substitutes a noun. They often related to distance and time – this, that, these, those, etc.
A demonstrative adjective indicates something specific – this, that, these, those, etc.
That’s why we have to be careful… the same words are on both lists.
But the pronoun can stand on its own. The adjective needs a noun.
He had this. (pronoun)
That book is boring. (adjective)
Quello – that one – pronoun
Quel libro – That book – adjective
IT IS INCORRECT TO SAY QUELLO LIBRO
Masculine: quel, quello, or quell’ proceeds a noun, quello without a noun
Feminine: quella or quell’ proceed a non, quella without a noun
Quella chiesa, quell’auto (fem), quel cane, quello studente, quelle scarpe…
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