Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Pointing Something Out

This, That, These, Those

Use 'this' in the singular for one object or a noncount noun for something that is at hand, or 'here' - close to you.

This man has been unable to reach an agreement with the other party.

This is the procedure to stop a check.

Use 'these' for a plural number of objects that are at hand, or 'here' - close to you.

These forms here are for the payment order you already worked on.

I bought these broker recommended preferred stocks back in the boom years.

Use 'that' in the singular for one object or a noncount noun for something that is over there, or far from you.

That trust company is located in New York.

Shelly asked if she could have a copy of that share issue notice.

Use 'those' for a plural number of objects that are over there, or far from you.

Can you pull those items over there off the shelf?

The purpose of the shareholders' meeting was to discuss those options.