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American Sign Language: "there"

The sign "THERE" usually is made in the approximate direction of the physical location of the place or thing of which your are discussing.


On first reference it helps to glance briefly at the object or place while pointing at it (if it is in view).


If the object, person, or location to which you are referring is present (there in your immediate environment), you can just "point" at him or her.  If the referent isn't around you can just point off to your dominant side. You can also point toward where something was. For example, suppose a person was sitting in a certain chair and but recently got up and left, you can point at the empty chair to refer to that person. 

IT / HE / SHE / THERE / "the one that is right there" 

Also see: IT

Also see: THIS

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