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Demonstrative adj proceed the noun they modify:
this means 'that boy''
i believe that this is because 'boy' is specified
Such as in the use of a demonstrative adj like: That boy is walking
the concept of the verb is superfluous to the application of the
demonstrative adjective itself
if it had been a substatative adj it would have read 'He is walking'
in which case 'boy' was not specified but 'he' was used instead
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I think that what you are saying is fine on all points. Don't be disconcerted.
Quae dicis undiquè bona esse puto. Inconfusus esto.
Just a tiny point I suddenly noticed. On its own, "ille" is not a "substantive adjective"; it's called a "substantive pronoun" or just a "pronoun". It's not an adjective.
Est parvula res quam modò animadverti. "Ille" non "adjectivum substantivum" sed "pronomen substantivum" vel solum "pronomen" vocatur. Adjectivum non est.
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I think I have seen them termed adjectives in some Grammars, though I can't find any now. They function essentially as adjectives in many Latin sentences.
I'll see if I can find the reference. Maybe it is in my head!
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