Encyclopedia > Determiner

  Article Content


Determiners consist of subsets of parts of speech. Articles fall into a determiner category, which are words that typically precede nouns and offer grammatical information about them (e.g. whether or not the nouns are indefinite or definite). Determiners may also include counting words that quantify nouns
  • many (countable nouns)
  • several (countable nouns)
  • few (countable nouns)
  • some (uncountable nouns)
  • all

Determiners are also known as demonstratives

  • this
  • that
  • these (indicating close proximity to plural objects)
  • those (indicationg far away plural objects)

that can also modify nouns (e.g. "this book"). Possessive pronouns and nouns that modify nouns may also be classified as determiners (e.g. "my book", "John's book").

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Northampton, Suffolk County, New York

... The per capita income for the town is $23,660. 9.0% of the population and 6.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.5% are ...

This page was created in 72.3 ms