Definition of Terms
Adjective- is a word that modifies
(describe) a noun. Ex. Beautiful
Noun-the part of speech that is
used to name a person,place,
thing, quality, or action. Ex. Bag
Pronoun- replaces a noun or
another pronoun to make a
sentence less cumbersome and
less repetitive.(I, you, he, mine,
yours, his, etc)
A word that introduces a
Indicates reference to something
specific or something of a
FOLLOWED BY A
CAN NEVER BE
FOLLOWED BY A NOUN
My car is white. The white car is mine.
DETERMINERS VS. adjectives
Both signals that a noun will follow
Adjectives may add its comparative
(er-) and superlative (-est) form while
determiners cannot add these
inflectional morphemes because they
don’t have other forms or synonyms.Determiner + noun tea
the tea some tea our tea this
teaAdjective + noun tea
Good tea tasty tea
Types of determiners
Definite article- the
Examples: Close the door, please.
The man is walking.
I walked to the market.
Indefinite article- a (used before a
consonant sound) or an (used
before a vowel sound)
a. I have a friend in Canada.
b. Maria saw an unidentified flying
object (UFO) last night.
c. Datu Ben heard a foot steps
coming from the kitchen but
nobody was there.
2. Demonstratives – this, that,
these and those. They can also
Demonstrative as a determiner
a. This camera is mine.
b. That bag is yours.
Demonstrative as a pronoun
a. This is my camera.
b. That is your bag.
(mine, his, hers, yours, ours, th
eir) can stand alone and are
not followed by nouns.
(my, your, his, her, its, our, your
, their) , on the other hand, are
followed by nouns.
a. This is my house. (my is a
possessive determiner. It is
followed by the noun house
which it modifies.)
b. Is that house yours? (yours is
a possessive pronoun. It is not
followed by a noun.)
4. Quantifiers- some, any, few,
little, more, much, many, each,
every, both, all, enough, half,
little, whole, less etc.
Examples: There were many
Little knowledge is a
Select the correct determiner for
1. Lisa saw (a, an) shooting star.
2. This is (mine, my) car.
3. The (more, whole) pie is for me.
4. (These, This) cell phone is big.
5. (That, Those) flowers are pretty.
6. (The, An) door is lock.
7. Mario brings (a, an) empty bag.
8. (Their, Its) Grade Point Average
9. (Each, Half) students will clean a
10. (Her, Hers) hair is very shiny.
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