Notes On More on Determiners - CBSE Class 10 English Grammar
A determiner is used to modify a noun. It indicates reference to something specific or something of a particular type. This function is usually performed by articles, demonstratives, possessive determiners, or quantifiers. Types of determiners 1. Articles: The definite and indefinite articles are all determiners. i) Definite article - the ii) Indefinite article - a or an (a is used before a consonant sound; an is used before a vowel sound.) Examples: I like the adventurous stories. I met a friend at the shopping mall. 2.Demonstratives There are four demonstrative determiners in English and they are: this, that, these and those Example: This room is very spacious. That building is the tallest building. Distribute these biscuits among the children. Where did those paper come from/ 3. Possessives Possessive adjectives - my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their - modify the noun following it in order to show possession. Example: Where is your car? Keep my book in the cupboard. Use her computer if you want. 4. Quantifiers Quantifiers are followed by nouns which they modify. Examples of quantifiers include: some, any, few, little, more, much, many, each, every, both, all, enough, half, little, whole, less etc. Quantifiers are commonly used before either countable or uncountable nouns. Examples: Nisha knows more people than her sister. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing Each student will be awarded. Both brothers and sisters are hard working.

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A determiner is used to modify a noun. It indicates reference to something specific or something of a particular type. This function is usually performed by articles, demonstratives, possessive determiners, or quantifiers. Types of determiners 1. Articles: The definite and indefinite articles are all determiners. i) Definite article - the ii) Indefinite article - a or an (a is used before a consonant sound; an is used before a vowel sound.) Examples: I like the adventurous stories. I met a friend at the shopping mall. 2.Demonstratives There are four demonstrative determiners in English and they are: this, that, these and those Example: This room is very spacious. That building is the tallest building. Distribute these biscuits among the children. Where did those paper come from/ 3. Possessives Possessive adjectives - my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their - modify the noun following it in order to show possession. Example: Where is your car? Keep my book in the cupboard. Use her computer if you want. 4. Quantifiers Quantifiers are followed by nouns which they modify. Examples of quantifiers include: some, any, few, little, more, much, many, each, every, both, all, enough, half, little, whole, less etc. Quantifiers are commonly used before either countable or uncountable nouns. Examples: Nisha knows more people than her sister. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing Each student will be awarded. Both brothers and sisters are hard working.
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