What Are Determiners?

Determiners are words like a, the, my, your, some, any, each, every, all, little and few. They go before nouns; however, they are not adjectives.

There are mainly two types of determiners – Group A and Group B

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Group A determiners

Group A determiners are mainly of three types.

Articles – a, an, the

Possessives – my, your, his, their, our, her, its

Demonstratives – this, that, these and those

You cannot put two group A determiners together.

Group B determiners

These are words like some, any, much, many, few, little, all, every, each, whole, one, two, three etc.

We can put two Group B determiners together.

Notes

Use much with uncountable nouns; use many with plural nouns.

Use few with plural nouns; use little with uncountable nouns

Use each and every with singular nouns

Use all with plural nouns

Fill in the blanks with an appropriate determiner.

  1. Buses leave ………………………….. five minutes. (all / every / each)
  2. She was carrying bags in …………………………. hands. (both / all)
  3. ………………………………. answer is correct. (Neither / Both)
  4. She has acted in ………………………….. movies. (many / much)
  5. You cannot achieve ………………………….. on your own. (much / many)

Answers

  1. Buses leave every five minutes.
  2. She was carrying bags in both hands.
  3. Neither answer is correct.
  4. She has acted in many movies.
  5. You cannot achieve much on your own.
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