Determiners PDF Notes, Documents and Exercises with Answers
Quantifiers report quantity. Words like ‘one’, ‘many’, ‘much’, ‘some’ is examples of quantifiers. Quantifiers are separated into countable and uncountable.
Countable nouns are used as singular or plural. Uncountable nouns do not have a plural form and they are being used with a singular verb. Single words can not be used with these expressions.
Many, Much, Any, Some, A lot of, Lots of
Any, some, a lot of / lots of are used with both countable plural and uncountable nouns. The word “many” is used only with plural and “much” is used with uncountable nouns. Generally, the word of “any” is used in questions and negative sentences.
- Are there any wild animals in this forest?
- No, there aren’t any.
The word of “some” is used with countable plural or uncountable nouns. When used with countable nouns, it means a few, and when used with uncountable nouns, it gives a little meaning. A lot of / lots of is used with countable plural or uncountable nouns. It means a lot in a sentence.
- Is there any people in the wedding?
- Yes, there is many people in the wedding.
How many, how much questions are used when asking quantity.
- How many people were there at the party?
- There were a lot.
- How much money do we have?
- We don’t have much.
Few / a few, little / a little
Few / a few are used with countable plural nouns. The other point is, little / a little is be used with uncountable nouns.
The -s tag or ‘of’ is used to declare ownership. Usually, the ‘s’ tag is used for living beings and the ‘of’ is being used for lifeless beings. The -s tag can sometimes be used for inanimate beings. Organization names, country, city names can receive -s tag.
- Environmental pollution is the city’s biggest problem.
In some long descriptions, “of” can also be used for people.
- I want to write an essay about life of my father.
My, your, his, our, their, its are possessive adjectives. They are used with a noun.
- My aim is to study harder this for exam.
They are words used to indicate something. That and this are used with singular, those and these plural nouns. This and these represent the relative, that and those represent the remote.
- These are my shoes.
- That new mobile is Jason’s.
They precede the nouns and are used in undefined expressions.
A / an is used only with countable singular nouns. Those who start with the consonant letter have “a” tag at the beginning of the word, and nouns that begin with a vowel that will have ”an” tag at the beginning of the word. A / an is usually used when expressing what an object is. We cannot use countable singular nouns alone.
- I saw an accident of a car.
Here are Determiners, Quantifiers PDF Documents and Notes
- Determiners in English
- Nouns and Determiners
- Determiners in English
- The Selection of Determiners in Noun Phrase
- Possessives and the distinction between determiners and modifiers
- Determiners – Detailed Expressions
- Restrictions on the Meaning of Determiners
- A Comparative Syntax for Comparative Determiners
- QUANTIFIER WORKSHEET
- Quantifiers in English
- Much, many, a lot of, lots of : quantifiers
- Quantifiers in English grammar