Showing posts with label determiners. Show all posts
Showing posts with label determiners. Show all posts

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Determiners

Determiners

from englishclub.com


Several pages of linked information on different English determiners; articles, possessive adjectives and others.  Simply click on the title link and browse through the information. Test your knowledge in a quiz at the end of the activity.


Monday, 15 October 2012

Determiners

Determiners

Information from Learn English and an Exercise from the British Council

Determiners are small words used in front of nouns in English. They indicate whether you are referring to something specific (definite) or something more general (and indefinite).

Determiners are explained further in the title link; they are subdivided into two types general and specific.  

  • We use a specific or definite determiner when we know exactly what we are referring to:
Examples of specific determiners are:
the definite article : the
demonstratives : this, that, these, those
possessives : my, your, his, her, its, our, their

  • We use general determiners to talk about nouns without saying exactly who or what they are:
Examples of general determiners are:
the indefinite articles : a, an
a few
a little
all
another
any
both
each
either
enough
every
few
fewer
less
little
many
more
most
much

neither
no
other
several
some


Click on the title link, read through the information.  Then sort a list of determiners into two groups.