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What is a quantifier?



A quantifier is a determiner that expresses a referent's definite or indefinite number or amount.


A quantifier functions as a

Examples (English)
  • all

    All are welcome

    All these people

  • five
  • many
  • some
  Here is a kind of quantifier:
  A quantifier is a kind of

Crystal 1980 293


Hartmann and Stork 1972 190


Lyons 1977b 454–455


Mish 1991 963

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