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.

Is this option available due to deregulation?

In this meeting, we are going to have to work to reach an agreement.

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

These are the payment orders I sent to the company

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

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.

The product we have developed does not violate terms of that patent.

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

Please take two of those boxes off the shelf downstairs.

Those checks over there still need an endorsement.