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Chapter : 1

Determiners

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 Definition
 Types of Determiners
 Examples

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Definition

In grammar, a DETERMINER is a word that is
used before a Noun to select which instance of
Noun you are talking about or to identify it.

 Determiners are fixing words determine


precisely the meaning of the Noun with which
they are used.

 A word qualifying a head word is known as a


Determiner.

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 Determiners determine noun
meaning. For example, think about
how the meaning of a noun like book
changes with different determiners:

– His book
– Her book
– That book

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 The basic noun phrase often
involves the combination:
determiner + noun.

 Some of the determiners are:-


this, that, these, those, my, your, his,
her, its, our, their, much, many, more,
some, any, a, an, the.

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Types of Determiners

Determiners

Determiners of Determiners of
Article Possessives Demonstratives
Quantity Number

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 Articles
a, an, the.

 Possessives
my, our, your, his, her, its, their, One’s.

 Demonstratives
this, that, these, those.

 Determiners of Quantity (Quantitative)


much, many, more, some, any.

 Determiners of Number (Numerals)


few, a few, all, both, a lot of, several

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Subject
Qualifier Head Word
Determiner Adjective Noun Predicate
A lame Man Was singing
The Black Horse Was sold
That Tall Boy Is my elder
brother
His Elder sister Was sick
Her Younger Brother Is a doctor
My Dear Friend Lives in
Mumbai
Some good boys Were playing

ADJECTIVE
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Examples
Articles - a, an, the

• He is a famous teacher.
• A cow is an animal.
• It is an interesting story.
• What is the matter?
• The boy was very intelligent.
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Possessive Determiners
my, our, your, his, her, its

• My brother is a pilot.
• His room is very dirty.
• This is your Book.
• Its pocket is torn.
• Her intelligence is proverbial.

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Demonstrative Determiners :-
this, that, these, those

• Those boxes are very heavy.


• This book is very useful.
• These buildings are very nicely build.
• Can you see that pictures clearly?

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Determiners of Quantity (quantitative)
much, many, more, some, any

• There is some water in the glass.


• I owe him many things.
• He has much money.
• Have you any money?
• Will you take some more milk?

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Determiners of number (numerals) :-
few, a few, all, both, a lot of, several

• She spends a lot of money on clothes.


• Hold it in both hands.
• All horses are animal.
• I have read this book several times.
• We are going for few days.

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Bibliography
• MBD English Guide XII (Pb.)
• Integrated English Grammer for IX & X
L.R. Sachdeva
• MBD English Guide X (Pb.)

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