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"this" in this sentence

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25 Feb 2017, 09:54
In the below sentence, is "this" a demonstrative pronoun? If not what is it?

I know that this is a banausic concern, but six is my lucky number, so I am disap­pointed that I was only able to purchase five tickets for the raffle.
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02 Mar 2017, 23:01
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My two cents -

A demonstrative pronoun is used to point to something specific within a sentence. These pronouns can indicate items in space or time, and they can be either singular or plural.

For example
this belongs to me/ Those are not mine.

Note that demonstrative pronouns are not acceptable in formal writing. So, the above two examples would be considered incorrect.

We use demonstrative adjectives instead. Demonstrative adjectives are adjectives that are used to modify a noun so that we know which specific person, place, or thing is mentioned.

For example
this watch belongs to me/ those clothes are not mine.

When used to represent a thing or things, demonstrative pronouns/adjectives can be either near or far in distance or time:

Near in time or distance: this, these
Far in time or distance: that, those

Teerex wrote:
In the below sentence, is "this" a demonstrative pronoun? If not what is it?

I know that this is a banausic concern, but six is my lucky number, so I am disap­pointed that I was only able to purchase five tickets for the raffle.

Yes it is. But this usage is incorrect because words like "this/these/that/those" always function as adjectives.

i.e. the correct usage is - "this car/these laptops/that bike/those people". In all of these cases, they act as adjectives to car/laptops/bike/people.
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03 Mar 2017, 03:35
Thanks CrackVerbalGmat! Kudos +1
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