Demonstrative Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Choose the correct demonstrative pronouns.

  1. Spielzeug ist pädagogisch wertvoller als .das Spielzeug (neuter), nominative → dieses, jenesThis toy is more pedagogically valuable than that one.
  2. Mantel dort gefällt mir besser als hier.der Mantel (masculine), nominative → der, dieserI like that coat over there better than this one.
  3. In welchen Club sollen wir gehen – in oder ?der Club (masculine), accusative → diesen, jenenWhich club should we go to – this one or that one?
  4. In Tasche hast du mehr Platz für deine Schulbücher als in dort. die Tasche (feminine), dative → dieser, derYou’ll have more room for your textbooks in this bag than in that one.
  5. Auf welchem Stuhl möchtest du sitzen – auf hier oder auf dort?der Stuhl (masculine), dative → diesem, demWhich chair would you like to sit on – this one here or that one there?

Choose the correct demonstrative pronouns.

  1. Kannst du dich noch an Herrn Meyer erinnern? habe ich gestern im Supermarkt getroffen.Herr Meyer (masculine), accusative (Whom did I meet?) → denDo you remember Mr Meyer? I met him yesterday in the supermarket.
  2. - Hast du mal wieder was von Tom und Helga gehört?
    - Bei war ich neulich zu Besuch.Tom und Helga (plural), dative (Whom did I visit?) → denen- Have you heard anything from Tom and Helga lately? - I was just visiting them recently.
  3. - Wo sind die neuen Tassen?
    - habe ich schon in den Schrank gestellt.die Tassen (plural), accusative (What did I put in the cupboard?) → die- Where are the new glasses? - I already put them in the cupboard.
  4. - Warum bist du nicht mit dem Auto gekommen?
    - ist kaputt.das Auto (neuter), nominative (Who/What is broken down?) → das- Why didn’t you come in the car? - It’s broken down.
  5. - Der Unterricht fällt heute aus. Hat Michael dir das nicht gesagt?
    - Doch, aber habe ich es nicht geglaubt.Michael (masculine), dative (Whom did I not believe?) → dem- We haven’t got class today. Didn’t Michael tell you? - He did, but I didn’t believe him.

Choose the correct demonstrative pronouns.

  1. , der etwas kaputt macht, muss es bezahlen.der (masculine), nominative (Who has to pay for it?) → derjenige|If we’re talking about an unspecified person (male or female), we use the masculine demonstrative pronounThe one/Anyone who breaks something has to pay for it.
  2. Ihre Tochter ist , die immer viele Fragen stellt.ihre Tochter (feminine), nominative (Who is her daughter?) → diejenigeHer daughter is the one who always asks so many questions.
  3. , der meine Tasche findet, gebe ich eine Belohnung.der (masculine), dative (To whom will I give an award?) → demjenigen|If we’re talking about an unspecified person (male or female), we use the masculine demonstrative pronounI will give an award to whomever finds my bag.
  4. Das Geschenk ist für , der Geburtstag hat.der (masculine), accusative (For whom is the gift?) → denjenigen|If we’re talking about an unspecified person (male or female), we use the masculine demonstrative pronounThe gift is for the person whose birthday it is.
  5. Wir dürfen nur die Bilder veröffentlichen, der uns die Zustimmung dafür gegeben hat.der (masculine), genitive (Whose photos are we allowed to publish?) → desjenigen|If we’re talking about an unspecified person (male or female), we use the masculine demonstrative pronounWe’re only allowed to publish the photos of those who have given us permission to do so.

Choose the correct demonstrative pronoun.

  1. Gerd trägt heute Pullover wie gestern.der Pullover (masculine), accusative (What is Gerd wearing?) → denselbenGerd is wearing the same jumper today that he had on yesterday.
  2. Im Kino läuft schon seit Wochen Film.der Film (masculine), nominative (Who/What is playing in the cinema?) → derselbeThe same film has been playing in the cinema for weeks now.
  3. Das sind alles Produkte Unternehmens.das Unternehmen (neuter), genitive (Whose products are they?) → desselbenThose are all products from the same company.
  4. Wenn zwei das Gleiche tun, ist es noch lange nicht .das Gleiche (neuter), accusative (What do they do?) → dasselbeWhen two people do the same thing, it might still be different. (German saying)
  5. Das Kind will immer Geschichte hören.die Geschichte (feminine), accusative (Whom/What does the child want to hear?) → dieselbeThe child always wants to hear the same stories.