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Determiners

a

determiner

used when you are mentioning a person or a thing for the first time, or when the person listening to you does not already know about them

a

determiner

used when you mean any person or thing of a particular type, but you are not referring to a specific one

a

determiner

used when you say what class, type, or group someone or something belongs to, or what job someone has

a

determiner

used before a singular noun that represents every person or thing of a particular type

a

determiner

used when you are referring to a person or thing as one of several people or things of this type

a

determiner

used in expressions of quantity such as ‘a lot’, ‘a few’, or ‘a great deal’

a

determiner

used in numbers and measurements to mean ‘one’, as in ‘a thousand’ or ‘an hour’

a

determiner

used in phrases showing how much something costs, how often it happens, how fast it goes etc

a

determiner

used before a noun that means a substance, product, food etc when referring to a particular type of it

a

determiner

used before the name of some drinks to mean a cup or glass of that drink

a

determiner

used before a noun that means a particular quality or feeling when the quality or feeling is described in some way

a

determiner

used before a noun that is formed from a verb and means a single action of that verb

a

determiner

used before a noun that expresses your feelings about a situation

a

determiner

used before the name of a particular day, season, or holiday to mean one particular Tuesday, summer, Christmas etc

a

determiner

used before a person’s name when you do not know anything about them

a

determiner

used before a family name to mean a member of that family

a

determiner

used before the name of a famous person to mean someone else with similar abilities, a similar appearance, or a similar character

an

determiner

used instead of ‘a’ when the next word begins with a vowel sound

certain

determiner

used for referring to someone or something without being specific about exactly what or who they are

certain

determiner

used for referring to someone or something without saying their name, when you know that the person you are talking to knows who or what you are referring to

determiner

noun

a word used before a noun for showing which thing or things you are talking about. The words ‘a’, ‘the’, ‘this’, ‘some’, and ‘every’ are determiners.

double

determiner

twice as much, or twice as many

dozen

determiner

a set of 12 things or people

dozen

determiner

a set of about 12 things or people

dozens

determiner

lots of things or people

every

determiner

used for referring to all the people or things of a particular type or in a particular group, or all the parts of something

every

determiner

used for showing how often something happens or how far apart things are, especially when there is a regular time or distance between them

every

determiner

used for showing how common something is by giving a number as a part of a larger number

every

determiner

used before some words for emphasis

its

determiner

belonging or relating to a thing, idea, place, animal etc when it has already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to

its

determiner

belonging or relating to a baby or very young child when it has been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to

mine

determiner

an old word meaning ‘my’

my

determiner, interjection

used for showing that something belongs to or is connected with you when you are the person speaking or writing

other

determiner, pronoun

used for referring to additional people or things of the type already mentioned or known about

other

determiner, pronoun

used for referring to a different person or thing from the one already mentioned or known about

other

determiner, pronoun

used when there are two things or people for referring to the one that has not already been mentioned or is not already known about

other

determiner, pronoun

used for referring to the rest of the people or things in a group

other

determiner, pronoun

used for referring to people in a general way when you are not including yourself as one of them

our

determiner

belonging to or connected with you and the group that you are a part of, when you are the person speaking or writing

our

determiner

sometimes used by people when referring to a member of their family by name

such

determiner, predeterminer, pronoun

of the type that is being mentioned

such

determiner, predeterminer, pronoun

used for emphasizing a quality in someone or something, or for saying that something is unusual

such

determiner, predeterminer, pronoun

used for saying that a particular type of situation, behaviour, action etc causes the result that you are mentioning

such

determiner, predeterminer, pronoun

used for emphasizing a particular quality in something or someone by stating its result

the

determiner

used when you are referring to a particular thing or person that has already been mentioned or is already known about

the

determiner

used when it is obvious which one you are referring to because there is only one

the

determiner

used when you are referring to familiar things that people deal with regularly

the

determiner

used before a singular noun when making a general statement about people or things of a particular type

the

determiner

used when referring to a part of a particular thing

the

determiner

used when referring to parts of the body

the

determiner

used before dates or periods of time

the

determiner

used when explaining which person or thing you are referring to

the

determiner

used before a noun that refers to an action, especially when it is followed by ‘of’

the

determiner

used before the names of seas, rivers, deserts, or groups of mountains

the

determiner

used before an adjective to form a noun when you are referring to the type of thing that is described by the adjective

the

determiner

used before superlative adjectives and words such as ‘first’, ‘second’, ‘next’, and ‘last’

the

determiner

used before an adjective to form a plural noun when you are referring to people of a particular type or people from a particular country

the

determiner

used before a plural name when you are referring to members of a particular family

the

determiner

used when saying whether there is enough of something for a particular purpose

the

determiner

used when you are saying what type of musical instrument someone plays

the

determiner

used when a particular person, thing, or place that you are referring to is the famous one, or is the best or most fashionable

the

determiner

used before the name of a dish when ordering food, especially in an expensive restaurant

their

determiner

belonging to or relating to a particular group of people or things that have already been mentioned or when it is obvious which ones you are referring to

their

determiner

used instead of ‘his or her’, especially when you are referring back to a word such as ‘everyone’, ‘someone’, or ‘anyone’. Many people consider this use incorrect

thy

determiner

an old word meaning ‘your’ that was used for talking or writing to one person

treble

determiner

something that is treble the number or amount of another thing is three times greater than it

twice

determiner

two times the amount or rate of something

whose

determiner, pronoun

used for showing that someone or something belongs to or is connected with the person or thing that you have just mentioned

whose

determiner, pronoun

used for asking who someone or something belongs to or who they are connected with

whose

determiner, pronoun

used when someone knows or says who someone or something belongs to or who they are connected with

wot

determiner, pronoun

a way of writing ‘what’ that shows how it sounds in informal conversation

ye

determiner

used instead of ‘the’, especially in the names of pubs and restaurants so that they will sound old or interesting

yer

determiner

a way of writing ‘your’ that shows how it sounds in informal conversation

your

determiner

used for showing that something belongs to or is connected with the person or people you are talking or writing to

your

determiner

used for showing that something belongs to or is connected with people in general

your

determiner

used for showing that something is a typical or normal example of its type

a certain

some, but not very much

a certain

used for talking about someone when you know their name but nothing else about them

every last

used for emphasizing that you are referring to all of the people or things in a group

one or other

one of two people or things, when it does not matter which you are referring to

someone/something/somewhere etc or other

used when you are not saying exactly which person/thing/place etc you mean

such as

used for introducing more examples of the type of person or thing that you have just mentioned

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