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Determiners
 

Determiners can be divided into four groups according to their position in the noun phrase.
 

1. Central Determiners:

These are articles such as a, the etc.

 

Examples:

  1. I was caught in a storm.
     
  2. She was in the room.

 

2. Demonstrative Determiners:

Words such as this, those, whichever, etc. are called demonstrative determined.

 

Examples:

  1. She was waiting for this day.
     
  2. I love those places.

 

3. Post Determiners:

These determiners are used after central determiners. These include numbers.
 

Examples:

  1. This is the first job.
     
  2. The two problems she gave, are difficult.

 

4. Pre Determiners:

These determiners are used before central determiners. These mainly refer to quantity. They include all, both, half and so on.
 

Examples:

  1. She was here all the time.
     
  2. She registered both her houses.
     
  3. He gave me half a loaf.
Quantifiers with countable and non-countable nouns

The following quantifiers will work with countable nouns:
  • many trees
  • a few trees
  • few trees
  • several trees
  • a couple of trees
  •  none of the trees
The following quantifiers will work with un-countable nouns:
  • not much dancing
  • a little dancing
  • little dancing
  • a bit of dancing
  • a good deal of dancing
  • a great deal of dancing
  • no dancing
 
 


The following quantifiers will work with both countable and uncountable nouns:
  • all of the trees/dancing
  • some trees/dancing
  • most of the trees/dancing
  • enough trees/dancing

For example:-
"The dog barked at the boy."

 

"These apples are rotten."

"Their bus was late."





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