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Types Of Interrogative Determiners

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Determiners Determiners, or noun signals, are special adjectives used before nouns. There are different kinds of determiners.

The Articles The words a, an and the are called the articles. The words a and an are indefinite articles. They are used with singular nouns. Use a before nouns that begin with a consonant. Use an before nouns that begin with a vowel. John is reading a book.
Would you like a peach?
Is that a dog or a fox?
You’ll need a ruler and a pencil.
Is there also an entrance at the back of the building?
Have you ever seen an elephant?
I always take an apple to school.
Do you have an umbrella that I can borrow?
Would you like to live on an island? Notes Some vowels have a consonant sound as well as vowel sound. Use …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the words a, an and the are called articles. they are used with singular nouns.
  • Explains that some vowels have a consonant sound as well as vowel sound.
  • Explains that some words begin with a silent h. use an with nouns that begin
  • Explains that the word the is called the definite article. use the before a noun when you are talking to someone who already knows what you mean.
  • Advises using plural nouns without an article when talking about something in general, not a particular thing.
  • Explains that nouns that don't show quantity are normally used without a or an, while the article may be used with them.
  • Explains that the words this, that, these, and those are also special pronouns called determiners. they point out which thing or person you mean.
  • Explains that some quantifying determiners can be used with plural nouns and adjectives that show no exact number. they are all, half, some, enough, a lot of, lots of.
  • Explains that some determiners can be used only with nouns of no exact number.
  • Explains that some quantifying determiners can only be used with singular nouns. they are another, every and each.
  • Explains that some quantifying determiners are used with singular, plural, or nouns of no exact quantity.
  • Explains that the words what, which, and whose are used before nouns to ask questions, while interrogative determiners appear just before a verb.
  • Explains that the words my, your, his, her, it, our, and their are used before nouns to show ownership. they are called possessive determiners.
  • Explains that the possessive determiner can be used when talking to one or more people.
  • Explains that numbers are determiners, too. numbers are often used before nouns to tell you how many people or things there are.
  • Explains that many, much, and several tell about quantity without giving an exact number. some quantifying determiners are used only with plural nouns.
  • Explains that the quantifying determiner all may be used with or without of.

Do you like this picture or the other picture?
The other boys laughed at him.
I like the other music better.

Interrogative Determiners The words what, which and whose are used before nouns to ask questions. Interrogative determiners appear just before nouns. What time is it?
Which boy is your brother?
Whose pen is this?

Possessive Determiners The words my, your, his, her, its, our and their are used before nouns to show ownership. They are called possessive determiners. I gave my sandwich to John.
Notes

The possessive determiner your can be used when you are talking to one person or more than one person: I’m very angry with you, John. Your behavior has been very bad today. Jake and Josh, your dinner is ready. Is this your desk?
Alan crashed his bike into a wall.
Mrs. Park keeps her house very clean.
The dog was licking its paws.
There’s a snake in our garden.
Susan and Peter have invited me to their party.

This table will help you remember how to use possessive determiners. singular personal pronoun possessive determiner plural personal pronoun possessive determiner
I (subject pronoun) my we (subject pronoun) our me (object

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