determiner – déterminant


Let's Define It!

What's a *determiner*?

determiner (un déterminant in French)  is a word placed before a noun giving information about the scope of reference of that noun.

Articles such as un, une, le, des are all determiners.

Some various types of adjectives also are déterminants:

  • possessive (mon cahier) --> my notebook
  • demonstrative (ce cahier) --> this notebook
  • indefinite (quelques cahiers) --> some notebooks
  • demonstrative (ce cahier) --> which notebook
  • numerical (dix cahier) --> ten notebooks


Let's Pronounce It!

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Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

Examples of determiners blow;

  • possessive (mon stylo) --> my pen
  • demonstrative (ce stylo) --> this pen
  • indefinite (quelques stylos) --> some pens
  • interrogative (quel stylo...) --> which pen...
  • numerical (dix stylos) --> ten pens


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