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1

what does determiner mean?

It is a collective term for articles, pronouns, genitive noun phrases, and numerals when they occur before a noun.

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what classes can we divide determiners into

three classes:
1. pre-determiners
2. central determiners
3.post-determiners.

3

What are examples of pre-determiners

all, both, double, twice, three times, half, one-third,such , what

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What are examples of central determiners

the, our, his, their, Amy's , her, his, those

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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.

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what are possessive determiners dependent on?

a noun

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Does a possessive pronoun function independently?

Yes

8

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,

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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)

10

What are generic reference

Noun phrases are generic when they refer to a class as a whole
ex. "dogs make good pets"

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what are non-generic noun phrases

when they refer to individual members of the class
ex: Bring in the dogs

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when are noun phrases spesific?

when they refer to some particular person, place, thing, and so on.

13

Are generic reference always non-spesific

yes

14

Are some non-generic reference non-spesific

yes
ex. On the other hand, an Australian does not refer to a spesific person.
Patrick intends to marry the first australian he meets.

15

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.

16

Can many words be either determiners or pronouns?

yes,
ex. pronoun: Some have left
determiner; some people have left

pronoun: I need more
determiner: I need more money.

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Can post-determiners occur without determiners?

yes,
ex. He has several children
we saw two accidents on our way here.