Demonstrative pronouns + One

This one or that one? You will learn the uses of demonstrative pronouns + one


Demonstrative pronouns + One


Instructions: Read the text. Look at the words in bold.

Shopping is an activity in which a customer browses the available goods or services presented by one or more retailers with the intent to purchase a suitable selection of them. In some context it may be considered a leisure activity as well as an economic one.

In modern days customer focus is more transferred towards online shopping; worldwide people order products from different regions and online retailers deliver their products to their homes, offices or wherever they want. The B2C (business to consumer)= process has made it easy for consumers to select any product online from retailer’s website and have it delivered to the consumer within no time. The consumer does not need to consume his energy by going out to the stores and saves his time and cost of travelling.

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Getting started: At the store

Instructions: Read to a conversation in a store.

Customer: Excuse me. How much is that backpack over there?

Sales person: Which one?

Customer: The big one in the back.

Sales person: Do you mean this one?

Customer: Yes, exactly.

Sales person: It’s $44.

Customer: What about this small one here?

Sales person: That one’s $25.

Customer: That’s not bad. I’ll take it.

The gym shoes

Instructions: Choose the correct option.

A: How much are this / these shoes?

B: This / These ones?

A: The white one / ones there.

B: It / They’re $54.

A: That’s cheap / expensive!

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Let’s find out how Demonstrative pronouns + One function.

Instructions: Read about Demonstrative pronouns + One.

Remember: We use This, that, these and those with nouns to point to people and things.

Look at the following chart:

Here (singular)Here (plural)There (singular)There (plural)


Now look at the examples:


  • This is my English book. (singular)
  • These are my notebooks. (plural)


  • That is my car. (singular)
  • Those are bicycles. (plural)


This and These are often used with the expressions here or right here.

That and Those are often used with the expressions there, right there or over there.


We can use one or ones to substitute a noun that is preceded by this, that, these, those or which. Look at the examples:

Sentence with nounSentence with one / ones
  • I don’t like this shirt.
  • But I do like that shirt.
  • I don’t like this one.
  • But I do like that one.
How much are those jeans?How much are those ones?
And how much are those shoes?
  • And how much are those ones?
  • And how much are those?
  • Which shirt do you want?
  • Which jeans do you like?
  • Which one do you want?
  • Which ones do you like?

We can also use one or ones to substitute a noun preceded by the + adjective.


Look at the examples:

Sentence with nounSentence with one / ones
How much does the pink sweater cost?How much does the pink one cost?
I’m going to buy the black jeans.I’m going to buy the black ones.
I like this little sweater here.I like this little one here.



The coat

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with one, It’s, or this.

A: Oh, coat is really nice! How much is it?

B: Which exactly? Each coat has a different price.

A: The navy blue right here.

B: $129.95.

A: That’s expensive! What about the red ?

B: $69.99.

A: That’s not bad. Let me try it on.

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These jeans

Instructions: Order the dialogue:

  • swap_vert - How much are these jeans?
  • swap_vert - They´re $60.
  • swap_vert - They’re only $18.
  • swap_vert - Which ones?
  • swap_vert - That’s not bad!
  • swap_vert - These black ones here.
  • swap_vert - And what about the blue ones?


You need to review your answers again.

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Instructions: Choose the correct words from the list to complete the dialogues.

Dialog 1

A: Excuse me. How much does _________ sweater over there cost?

B: Which _________?

A: The brown _________.

B: Oh, _________ one...It's $26.

A: That's reasonable.

Dialog 2

A: Look at _________ shoes here, the're very nice!

B: Which _________?

A: _________ pink ones right here.

B: Hmm, I prefer _________ brown ones over there.

A: Really? I don't like _________ at all!

Dialog 3

A: How much is _________ laptop?

B: _________ one?

A: This white _________ here.

B: It's $1,250.

A: Oh, that's Ok. I'll take it.