English Examples of Determiners and Use in a Sentence
Examples of Determiners and Use in a Sentence
In this lesson we will examine the Examples of Determiners and Use in a Sentence topic closely. Determiners are words like “a, an, the, that, this, each, some, my, your and every” that come in front of nouns or namespaces and determine in one way. Even though the most tense minutes are experienced in choosing one of the “the” and “a, an” duo, there are actually a lot of determiners and in this article we will briefly summarize each determiners. If you want to dig deeper, we also recommend that you read articles with plenty of details for some challenging determiners.
Definite Article: The
Fearful dream ‘the’ is not known exactly where it comes from. However, this issue is definitely an easy matter. More topic title gives clues. For example, definite means certain, determined. In other words, we use the word “the” ”under certain, predetermined names. Let’s see where the “the” is used, where it is not used, and in the examples:
- Yesterday there was a Samara asking about Tim. The body wanted his phone number. (The aforementioned names use ‘the’.)
- Excuse me, where is the your home? (Although it is not mentioned before, ‘the’ is used in the names that are thought to be only one in the current location.)
- Wiesman is the policeman who caught that thief. (‘the’ is used in persons and objects specifically specified or identified with clauses such as who and which)
- The doctor would like to see you in her home tomorrow. (‘the’ is used for unique people or objects.)
- That is the best food you have ever had in a long while. (‘the’ is used for superlative.)
- The France, the Nile, the Guardian, the Rixos, the Tims (in geographical locations describing a single place, in plurally used countries, in country names with republic or state, newspaper names, famous building or place names. Finally, ‘the’ is used when describing the families belonging to that surname, which we have indicated with his last name.
Indefinite Article: A, An
Although not as much as the ‘a’ and ‘an’ duo are also a problem creating issue. Let us explain the examples of use with examples and not forget: we use “a” if the word starts with a voice and “moment” if it starts with a sound. Of course, let’s not forget that the words change according to the reading. For example, even though “university” starts with a vowel, it starts as “yu” while reading, that is, since it is thought that there is a consonant in its reading.
- This is a (Used in singular names that can be counted.)
- You have finally found a (Used for something mentioned for the first time.)
- My mother is a (Used when talking about professions.)
- Would you like to come to the my home on a Thursday? (Used when referring to any day, not a particular day.)
- What a wonderful city! (It is used for astonishing phrases created with ‘such‘ and ‘what’ patterns.)
Demonstratives: That, This, These, Those
Demonstratives are also one of the easiest known determiners. All you have to do is bring one of the four above before the name you have pointed out. Also, these words can be adjectives or pronouns. For example:
- This cat is mine. (Used soon and if singular.)
- These are cats. (Used when singular and plural.)
- That fish belongs to your friend. (Used if remote and singular.)
- Those are fishs over there. (Used when far and plural.)
Pronouns and Possessive Determiners: My, Your, His, Her, Its, Our, Their
The words “my, your, his, her, its, our, their”, which can be either pronouns (What is a Pronoun? Types of Pronouns and Examples) or belongings, are also identified as determiners. For example:
- Your family is a very happy people.
- That wallet is yours, please don’t touch it.
Quantifiers: Any, Enough, Most, Some, Many, A Lot Of, Much, A Few and A Little
Did you know that words indicating quantity are also determiners? After all, they also state quantity. For example:
- Dou you have enough homework?
- You have a lot of people on Instagram.
- Most students like drinking tea, but you are a coffee-drinker.
Numbers: One, Two, Thirty
Yes, the numbers are also entering the determiners. Though it may seem impossible, the numbers also indicate numbers when you think about them and are not very unreasonable. For example:
- You have two days left to complete that project.
Distributives: All, Both, Each, Every, Neither, Either, Half
Distributives can be both adjectives and pronouns and explain how the name mentioned is distributed in the action. For example:
- All of my friends support me in my homework.
Difference Words: Other, Another, The Other
Another issue in determiners because they differ is the words that report difference, namely ‘another’, ‘other’ and ‘the other’. For example:
- Sorry, I’m too busy, I have other work to do.
- Would you like to have another cup of tea, my dear?
Our article about determiners ends here. We also prepared articles for some difficult determiners, you can browse the site a little and take a look at them.