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English Determiners

English Determiners

Determiners are a closed class of words that provide information such as familiarity, location, quantity, and number about a noun phrase or verb phrase in the form of a present participle. Determiners differ in form and function from adjectives, which describe attributes of nouns, pronouns, and noun phrases.

Grammatical Forms

Grammatical Forms of English Determiners explains the seven categories of English determiners: articles, demonstrative determiners, interrogative determiners, possessive determiners, possessive interrogative determiners, quantifiers, and numerals.

The Article in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of articles, which specify the grammatical definiteness of a nominal form.

The Demonstrative Determiner in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of demonstrative determiners, which provide additional information about the proximity of a nominal form.

The Interrogative Determiner in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of interrogative determiners, which formulate direct or indirect questions and exclamations.

The Possessive Determiner in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of possessive determiners, which express possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase.

The Possessive Interrogative Determiner in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of possessive interrogative determiners, which both express possession of or some other relationship to another word or phrase ask questions about unknown nominal form.

The Quantifier in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of quantifiers, which provide information about quantity of another word or phrase.

The Numeral in English Grammar explains the more specific determiner category of numerals, which are counting numbers that provide information about the amount of a nominal form.

Grammatical Forms of English Determiner Phrases explains the internal structure of determiner phrases in English.

Grammatical Functions

Grammatical Functions of English Determiners explains the only grammatical function of determiners and determiner phrases in English grammar.

Using Articles as Determinatives exemplifies articles performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Demonstrative Determiners as Determinatives exemplifies demonstrative determiners performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Interrogative Determiners as Determinatives exemplifies interrogative determiners performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Possessive Determiners as Determinatives exemplifies possessive determiners performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Possessive Interrogative Determiners as Determinatives exemplifies possessive interrogative determiners performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Quantifiers as Determinatives exemplifies quantifiers performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Numerals as Determinatives exemplifies numerals performing the grammatical function of determinative.

Using Determiner Phrases as Determinatives exemplifies determiner phrases performing the grammatical function of determinative.

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