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Determiners help to define nouns and are often an important part of a noun phrase.

A determiner will usually give us more information about the noun.

They can determine whether a noun is singular or plural; how definite or specific a noun is or how many.


Common determiners are

a/an, the - articles
this, these - demonstratives
my, your - possessives
some, many - quantifiers

Remember, find the noun phrase first to help locate the determiner.


Your Turn…

1. What is a determiner?
A doing word
A being word
A word that usually give more information about a noun

2. What do determiners normally determine?
The time
How definite, how specific or whether a noun is singular or plural
What you’re having for tea

3. Which group of words are common determiners?
Demonstrative, articles, quantifiers, possessives
Commas, brackets and full stops
Clauses, verbs and nouns

4. Which of the following is a determiner?

5. Which of the following is a determiner?

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