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What is a quantifier?

 

Definition
 

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
Kind
  Here is a kind of quantifier:
 
Generic
  A quantifier is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 293

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 190

 

Lyons 1977b 454–455

 

Mish 1991 963


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