Examples of determiners include:
The: The determiner "the" is used to refer to a specific noun. For example, "The cat sat on the mat."
A/an: The determiner "a" or "an" is used to refer to a general noun or to indicate one of many. For example, "A cat sat on the mat."
This/that: These determiners are used to point to specific nouns. For example, "This cat sat on the mat."
My/your/his/her/its/our/their: These determiners indicate possession. For example, "My cat sat on the mat."
Some/any: These determiners are used to indicate quantity. For example, "Some cats sat on the mat."
Every/each: These determiners are used to refer to every item in a group. For example, "Every cat sat on the mat."
Many/much: These determiners are used to indicate quantity. For example, "Many cats sat on the mat."
Types of Determiners
Determiners may also be categorized as one of the following:
An article is a type of determiner that specifically introduces and specifies the noun that follows it. There are two types of articles: "the" and "a/an". Articles are important determiners because they provide clarity and specificity to the noun being discussed in a sentence.
"The" is used to refer to a specific or particular noun that has already been mentioned or is known by both the speaker and the listener. For example: "The dog chased the cat."
"A/an" is used to refer to any one of a group of similar things or to refer to something not specifically known or mentioned before. "A" is used before words that begin with consonant sounds, while "an" is used before words that begin with vowel sounds. For example: "I need a pencil to write this note."
1) The dog chased a cat up the tree
2) The sun was shining bright on a beautiful day.
3) The book on the shelf is a classic novel.
4) A student asked the teacher a question.
5) A bird perched on the branch of the tree.
6) An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
7) An elephant is a large animal.
A demonstrative determiner is used to indicate or point to specific persons, objects, or ideas. The four demonstrative determiners are "this," "that," "these," and "those."
i) Here's an example:
"This shirt is my favorite."
In this sentence, "this" is the demonstrative determiner because it is pointing to a specific shirt that the speaker is referring to.
ii) Here's another example:
"Those books on the shelf are mine."
In this sentence, "those" is the demonstrative determiner because it is indicating specific books on the shelf.
1) This is my favorite restaurant in town.
2) That was a great movie we saw last night.
3) These shoes are too small for me.
4) Those flowers over there are so beautiful.
5) This book is mine, not yours.
Possessive determiner is a type of determiner that shows ownership or possession of a noun. Examples of possessive determiners include "my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," and "their."
Here's an example sentence using Possessives:
"His car is parked in the garage."
In this sentence, "his" is the possessive determiner that shows ownership of the noun "car". It indicates that the car belongs to him.
1) My sister is a doctor.
2) My car is parked in the garage.
3) Your car is parked outside.
4) Your cat is sleeping on the windowsill.
5) His book is on the table.
6) His bike was stolen from the park.
7) Her dog is sleeping on the couch..
8)Her bookshelf is filled with novels.
9) It's leaves are turning yellow in the autumn.
10) It's fur is soft and fluffy.
11) Our team won the championship.
12) Our house is located on the corner of Main Street.
13) Their house is located near the beach.
14) Their parents are coming to visit next week.
A quantifier is a type of determiner that indicates the amount or quantity of the noun it modifies. It helps to specify whether the noun is singular or plural and whether it is countable or uncountable. Examples of quantifier determiners include "some," "any," "many," "few," "several," "all," "most," "none," "enough," "a lot of," and "plenty of."
1) I need some water to quench my thirst.
2) Do you have any questions to ask?
3) Many people attended the concert last night.
4) I have few friends who share my interests.
5) Several students have already finished their exams.
6) All the guests enjoyed the party.
7) Most of the students are from different countries.
8) None of the applicants met the qualifications.
9) Have you had enough coffee this morning?
10) There are a lot of books on the shelf.
11) We have plenty of time to finish the project.
In each of these examples, the quantifier determiner helps to clarify the quantity or amount of the noun being modified.