1. It modifies NOUN by setting a limitation over the nouns to indicate
how specific or general they are.
2. It appears at the beginning of the NOUN PHRASE and work as
Adjective to modify Noun.
a. The definite article “the”
e.g: Show me THE book that you read yesterday
I need THE money Now.
b. The indefinite article “a” or “an”
e.g: Give me a book from the store (a random book from the store)
I want an apple
c. The Possessives (my, your, his, her, our, their, its, whose)
e.g: My car is parked there (specific car”
Her house is in front of the field
d. The Demonstratives (this, that, these, those)
e.g: This is my money
That flower is pretty
Those cats are cute
e. Interrogatives (which, what)
e.g: Which bag do you want to buy?
What perfume do you use?
It also determiners which modify a Noun to indicate its QUANTITY
They are : any, all, many, much, most, some, a few, a lot of, a
little, a large amount of, none, and also the cardinal numbers (one,
two, three, one hundred and so on).
e.g: I have some money but not a lof of it
Many people died caused by covid-19
Beside that, there are some rules for using determiners and
quantifiers. Some of them can be used only for countable noun, or just
uncountable noun. But some of them can be used for both countable and
a. With countable Noun
e.g: a/an, the, this, that, these, those, none, one, two, three,
many, number of, a few, some, any etc
b. With Uncountable Noun
e.g: the, this, that, none, a little, less …. than, some, any etc
c. With both countable and uncountable
e.g: SOME people were shouting there (uncount.)
We have SOME patience (count)
Do you have ANY idea about it? (uncount.)
Any of the students can come (count)