Flashcards in parts of speech determiners Deck (17)
what does determiner mean?
It is a collective term for articles, pronouns, genitive noun phrases, and numerals when they occur before a noun.
what classes can we divide determiners into
2. central determiners
What are examples of pre-determiners
all, both, double, twice, three times, half, one-third,such , what
What are examples of central determiners
the, our, his, their, Amy's , her, his, those
What are examples of post-determiners
They come after the central determiners
many, last, next, every, two other, last few, one, two, three, first, second, third.
what are possessive determiners dependent on?
Does a possessive pronoun function independently?
The central determiners fall into several subclasses which are they?
Definite article - the
indefinite article- a or an
demonstratives- this, that, these, those
possessives- my,our, your, his, her, its, their
interrogative- what, which, whose
relatives- which, whose, whatever, whichever,
what classes does the central determiners fall into?
definite article: the
indefinite article: a or an
demonstratives: this, that , these, those
possessives: my, our, your, his, her, its, their
interrogatives: what, which, whose
relatives: which, whose, whatever, whichever
( we cannot combine two or more central determiners to introduce the same noun)
What are generic reference
Noun phrases are generic when they refer to a class as a whole
ex. "dogs make good pets"
what are non-generic noun phrases
when they refer to individual members of the class
ex: Bring in the dogs
when are noun phrases spesific?
when they refer to some particular person, place, thing, and so on.
Are generic reference always non-spesific
Are some non-generic reference non-spesific
ex. On the other hand, an Australian does not refer to a spesific person.
Patrick intends to marry the first australian he meets.
What is a determiner?
in grammar, a word that is used before a noun to show which particular example of the noun you are referring to:
In the phrases "my first boyfriend" and "that strange woman", the words "my" and "that" are determiners.
Can many words be either determiners or pronouns?
ex. pronoun: Some have left
determiner; some people have left
pronoun: I need more
determiner: I need more money.