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What are the properties of determiners

They come BEFORE the noun
(Sometimes they may look like pronouns, but if there is a noun after them then it is a determiner)

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Articles

Two different types:
The definite article = the
The indefinite article = a/an

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What does the definite article do

Specifies something in particle
"The"

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What does the indefinite article do

Doesn't specify anything in particular
"A" or "an"

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Possessive determiners

Used to suggest ownership of a noun

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What "persons" do possessive determiners have
(In order)

My
Your
His/Hers/It's
Our
Your
Their

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Demonstrative determiners

Shows a close or distant relationship between things

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What are demonstrative determiners similar to?
And what are the differences?

Similar to Demonstrative pronouns
But determiners ALWAYS come BEFORE a noun, whereas pronouns stand alone

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Indefinite determiners

Convey a range of meanings

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Why are indefinite determiners similar to?
What are their differences?

Similar to indefinite pronouns, but determiners come before a noun

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Some common examples of indefinite determiners

All
Some
Any
No
Every
Each
Either
Neither
One
Another
Both
Several
Enough
Many
More
Most
Few
Little
Fewer
Less
Fewest
Least

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Numbers

When they precede nouns, numbers are determiners

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What are the two types of numbers

Cardinal
Ordinal

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Cardinal numbers

One, two, three... Etc.

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Ordinal numbers

First, second, third... Etc.

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BEFORE YOU STATE WHETHER SOMETHING IS A PRONOUN OR DETERMINER LOOK TO SEE:

If there is a noun after it = determiner

If it has replaced the noun = pronoun