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What is a determiner?

 

Definition
 

A determiner is a word or affix that belongs to a class of noun modifiers that expresses the reference, including quantity, of a noun.

Example (English)
 

all these houses

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of determiners:
 
Generic
  A determiner is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 108

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 64

 

Lyons 1977b 454–455

 

Mish 1991 346


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