Determiners

A determiner is used to modify a noun. It indicates reference to something specific or something of a particular type.There are nearly fifty types of determiners. These include:

  1. Articles
  2. Demonstratives
  3. possessives
  4. Quantifiers
  5. Numbers
  6. Ordinals

1.Article Determiners:

Articles are specifically three in number and are used to determine the specific things about the subject.

They are of two type: Definite(The) and Indefinite(A and An)

E.g. A, An, The

The Ganges originates from the Himalayas.
I wrote an article on Child's Right.
There is a big tree in front of my house.

2.Demonstrative Determiners: These are are used as pronouns or adjectives and are specifically used to state the distance from the subject.

E.g. This, These, That and Those.

That garden is very big
Those are the stories of bygone days.

3.Possessive Determiners:

These determiners are used to show the relation between the subjects.

E.g. My, mine, our, your, his, her, their etc.

My classroom is the biggest classroom in the school.
Her paintings are really beautiful.

4.Quantifiers:

These are the determiners used to measure the quantity of a subject. They do not specify the exact amount.

E.g. few, much, many, a few, little, enough.

There is enough food for everyone in the party.
He scored many runs in the match.

5.Number Determiners:

These determiners are just used to specify the exact count or number in the sentence.

e.g. One, Two, Fifty, Thirty etc.

There are five mangoes in the basket.

Each child got two chocolates.

6.Ordinal Determiners:

These are to determine the class or present the position of the subject in the sentence.

E.g. First, Second, Last, next etc.

Raman stood first in the long jump.

Sushil was the last to receive the prize.



Summary

A determiner is used to modify a noun. It indicates reference to something specific or something of a particular type.There are nearly fifty types of determiners. These include:

  1. Articles
  2. Demonstratives
  3. possessives
  4. Quantifiers
  5. Numbers
  6. Ordinals

1.Article Determiners:

Articles are specifically three in number and are used to determine the specific things about the subject.

They are of two type: Definite(The) and Indefinite(A and An)

E.g. A, An, The

The Ganges originates from the Himalayas.
I wrote an article on Child's Right.
There is a big tree in front of my house.

2.Demonstrative Determiners: These are are used as pronouns or adjectives and are specifically used to state the distance from the subject.

E.g. This, These, That and Those.

That garden is very big
Those are the stories of bygone days.

3.Possessive Determiners:

These determiners are used to show the relation between the subjects.

E.g. My, mine, our, your, his, her, their etc.

My classroom is the biggest classroom in the school.
Her paintings are really beautiful.

4.Quantifiers:

These are the determiners used to measure the quantity of a subject. They do not specify the exact amount.

E.g. few, much, many, a few, little, enough.

There is enough food for everyone in the party.
He scored many runs in the match.

5.Number Determiners:

These determiners are just used to specify the exact count or number in the sentence.

e.g. One, Two, Fifty, Thirty etc.

There are five mangoes in the basket.

Each child got two chocolates.

6.Ordinal Determiners:

These are to determine the class or present the position of the subject in the sentence.

E.g. First, Second, Last, next etc.

Raman stood first in the long jump.

Sushil was the last to receive the prize.



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