# Determiners ( Pre-central and post)

## Resources on the topic

Quantity - partitives - containers - exercises. Quantifiers / Determiners Explanations. Some & Any “Some and any” are determiners and they express an indefinite quantity or number.

“Some and Any” are used when it is not easy, necessary or important to say exactly how many / how much we want to mean. They are both used with countable and countable nouns. “Some” is often used in affirmative statements. 1. There are some postcards in my bag. There is some dust on the floor / There is some cheese in the fridge. There is some fruit in the basket /There is some fish on the plate. “Any” is often used in negative sentences and questions. There aren’t any people on the moon. Are there any doctors in your family? There isn’t any milk in the bottle / There isn’t any honey at home. There isn’t any cold water here / Is there any bread on the table? Yes, there is some bread on the table. In a negative sentence, we can use “no” in place of “not any”; However, “no” can also be used with countable singular nouns. There aren’t any wild animals in the forest. There isn’t any milk at home. Determiners. Quantifiers - English Grammar. Quantifiers - English Grammar. English Grammar.

Grammar Lessons - Countable and Uncountable Nouns (count and uncount nouns) Quantifiers in English grammar. In English grammar, a quantifier is a word (or phrase) which indicates the number or amount being referred to.

It generally comes before the noun (or noun phrase). The chart below shows which type of noun goes with which quantifier. However, note that some of the examples in the chart can take on several different roles within a sentence. For example, 'any' can be used as a quantifier, a pronoun or an adverb: any as a quantifier: Have you got any tomatoes? In these notes, we are only considering these words/phrases as quantifiers. before a noun on its own: fewer answers before an adjective and noun: some useful phrases before an adverb, adjective and noun: every really pleasant experience Normally two quantifiers cannot be used together before the same noun. A little less noise a few more questions every few minutes Many, much, a lot of These are all used to talk about a large quantity of something; many is used only with C nouns, much with U nouns and a lot of can be used with both.

Determiner- Explanation and Examples. The term “determiner” refers to a grammatical form which is used to indicate further information about a noun.

Like adjectives, they can express information such as quantity, proximity, definiteness, and relationship. Moreover, determiners are considered as “modifying words” that specify the type of reference that a particular noun has. They are commonly placed before a noun or a noun phrase, in order to indicate whether the speaker is referring to a specific thing or to something of a particular kind. I. Difference Between Determiners and Adjectives. Grammar Glossary. • Determiners make up one of seven English word classes.

One subgroup of determiners, the articles, is particularly important from the point of view of students of English. • Determiners are always used together with nouns. Nouns are used to refer and determiners “determine” how they refer. For example, in the sentence, How to Use Articles (a/an/the) Summary: This handout discusses the differences between indefinite articles (a/an) and definite articles (the).

Contributors:Paul Lynch, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth AngeliLast Edited: 2011-03-03 10:04:28 What is an article? Basically, an article is an adjective. Like adjectives, articles modify nouns. A, AN, THE – Articles in English. Definite article: the. The definite article the is the most frequent word in English.

We use the definite article in front of a noun when we believe the hearer/reader knows exactly what we are referring to. • because there is only one: The Pope is visiting Russia.The moon is very bright tonight.The Shah of Iran was deposed in 1979. This is why we use the definite article with a superlative adjective: He is the tallest boy in the class. . • because there is only one in that place or in those surroundings: • because we have already mentioned it: A woman who fell 10 metres from High Peak was lifted to safety by a helicopter. We also use the definite article: • to say something about all the things referred to by a noun: The wolf is not really a dangerous animal (= Wolves are not really dangerous animals) The kangaroo is found only in Australia (= Kangaroos are found only in Australia) The heart pumps blood around the body. (= Hearts pump blood around bodies) • to refer to a system or service:

Grammar: 8 rules for using 'THE' in English.