(The determiner is pronounced [[t]ðoʊz[/t]]. The pronoun is pronounced [[t]ðo͟ʊz[/t]].)
1) DET: DET pl-n You use those to refer to people or things which have already been mentioned.

Theoretically he had control over more than $400 million in US accounts. But, in fact, it was the US Treasury and State Department who controlled those accounts...

They have the aircraft capable of doing significant damage, because most of those aircraft are capable of launching anti-ship missiles.

Those is also a pronoun.

I understand that there are a number of projects going on. Could you tell us a little bit about those?... Waterfalls never fail to attract and those at the Falls of Clyde are no exception.

2) DET: DET pl-n You use those when you are referring to people or things that are a distance away from you in position or time, especially when you indicate or point to them.

What are those buildings?...

Oh, those books! I meant to put them away before this afternoon.

Those is also a pronoun.

Those are nice shoes. Where'd you get them?... Excuse me. What are those for?... I think those are my earrings.

3) DET: DET pl-n You use those to refer to someone or something when you are going to give details or information about them. [FORMAL]

Those people who took up weapons to defend themselves are political prisoners...

The point of home bread-making is to avoid those additives used in much commercial baking.

4) PRON: PRON pron-rel, PRON of n You use those to introduce more information about something already mentioned, instead of repeating the noun which refers to it. [FORMAL]

The interests he is most likely to enjoy will be those which enable him to show off himself or his talents...

The cells of the body, especially those of the brain, can live only minutes without circulating blood.

5) PRON: PRON prep/adj/-ed, PRON pron-rel You use those to mean `people'.

A little selfish behaviour is unlikely to cause real damage to those around us...

A number of leading opposition figures were said to be among those arrested.

6) DET: DET pl-n You use those when you refer to things that you expect the person you are talking to to know about or when you are checking that you are both thinking of the same people or things.

He did buy me those daffodils a week or so ago...

I have been putting pressure onto the Cleansing Services to replace those dustbin lids...

I believe they've doubled their turnover since those advertisements appeared in the press.

...those embarrassing moments we all have.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • those — [ðəuz US ðouz] the plural of ↑that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • those — [ ðouz ] function word *** the plural of that …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • those — Midlands and southern variant of O.E. þas, nominative and accusative plural of þes, þeos this (see THIS (Cf. this)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • those — [thōz] pron., adj. [ME thas, thos < OE thas, thæs, pl. of thes,THIS] pl. of THAT …   English World dictionary

  • those — an·or·those; pyo·xan·those; those; …   English syllables

  • those —   Kēlā mau; ua … lā.     Those of that place, kō laila.     Those books, kēlā mau puke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • those — Etymology: Middle English, from those these, from Old English thās, plural of thes this more at this plural of that …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • those — /dhohz/, pron., adj. pl. of that. [1300 50; ME those, thoos, thas(e), var. of tho (ME, OE tha), pl. of THAT, by association with ME thees, thas(e) (OE thas), pl. of THIS] …   Universalium

  • those — [OE] Originally, those was the plural of this. It did not move across to that until the Middle English period, gradually replacing its previous plural thō. The game of musical chairs was completed by these, which was a new formation based on this …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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