Determiners

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determiners vs. pronoun
determiners vs. adjective
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Determiners

  1. 1. DETERMINERS
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3.  A word that introduces a noun. Indicates reference to something specific or something of a particular type. DETERMINERS VS. PRONOUNS FOLLOWED BY A NOUN CAN NEVER BE FOLLOWED BY A NOUN My car is white. The white car is mine. EXAMPLE EXAMPLE
  4. 4. DETERMINERS VS. adjectives Both signals that a noun will follow but; 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 delicious tea
  5. 5. Types of determiners 1. ARTICLES 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)
  6. 6. Examples: 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
  7. 7. Examples: Demonstrative as a determiner a. This camera is mine. b. That bag is yours. Compare to: Demonstrative as a pronoun a. This is my camera. b. That is your bag.
  8. 8. 3. Possessives Possessive pronouns (mine, his, hers, yours, ours, th eir) can stand alone and are not followed by nouns. Possessive determiners (my, your, his, her, its, our, your , their) , on the other hand, are followed by nouns.
  9. 9. Compare: 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.)
  10. 10. 4. Quantifiers- some, any, few, little, more, much, many, each, every, both, all, enough, half, little, whole, less etc. Examples: There were many people in the street. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
  11. 11. QUIZ TIME Select the correct determiner for each sentences: 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.
  12. 12. 7. Mario brings (a, an) empty bag. 8. (Their, Its) Grade Point Average is high. 9. (Each, Half) students will clean a chair. 10. (Her, Hers) hair is very shiny. End of the slideshow! Thank you for listening!

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