that Definition

  • 1used to identify a specific person or thing observed or heard by the speaker
  • 2referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood
  • 3used to introduce a defining or restrictive clause, especially one essential to identification

Using that: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "that" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    That is my car.

  • Example

    I want that book on the shelf.

  • Example

    The house that Jack built.

  • Example

    She said that she would come.

that Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for that


Summary: that in Brief

The word 'that' [ðæt] is a versatile pronoun, determiner, adverb, and conjunction used to identify specific people or things, refer to previously mentioned things, and introduce defining clauses. It can be replaced with synonyms like 'the', 'this', 'these', and 'those'.

How do native speakers use this expression?