In its simplest form a determiner is any word that is used to introduce a noun.

We have a tremendous amount of different methods available to use for expressing our thoughts and get them across to others. We often do not feel that we have time to take this in or process this, but this is rampant. The job of a determiner is to designate a specific number of a noun or to declare a clarification of what a noun refers to. The end result of any determiner is to introduce a person, place, or even a thing (noun). They are absolutely required to be involved in singular nouns, but optional when referring to plurals. The determiner is very often placed before the noun in a sentence.

There are four different types of determiners in the English language: articles, demonstratives, quantifiers, and possessives. Articles are used to point out which noun a speaker is referring to. There are only three singular articles: a, an, and the. Demonstratives are words that are used when a speaker has the ability to physical point to the noun they are referring to. The four most common demonstratives are: that, these, this, and those. When we want to indicate how much or how little we have of a noun we use quantifiers. They include words such as: less, few, many, and all. Possessives help you show ownership and it tells you the noun belongs to someone or thing. Examples of possessives are: my, your, his, her, its, and our.

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Determiners Worksheet

Choose from the following determiners to complete each sentence.

Articles, Adjectives, and Possessive Pronouns

Choose the correct determiner from above to complete each sentence.

Using Determiners

Fill in the missing determiners in the passage.

Multiple Choice

Determiners introduce noun phrases. They are words like the, a, my, this, some, either, every, many, enough, several, etc.

Specific Determiners

Determiners come at the beginning of a noun phrase, They indicate whether a noun is specific or general.

Count and Non-Count Quantifiers

Like determiners, quantifiers come before and modify nouns. Use a quantifier when you want to convey information about how much or how many of something that you have. Choosing the correct quantifier depends on knowing whether you are dealing with a count or a non-count noun.

Quantifiers: a lot, many, much

Rewrite each sentence using the correct quantifier.

Quantifiers: some, any, none, no

Rewrite each sentence using the correct quantifier.

Quantifiers: any, some, no

Choose the right variant to complete each sentence.

Using Quantifiers: few, little, a lot

Choose the right variant to complete each sentence.

Quantifiers: both, all, each, every

Choose the correct quantifier to complete each sentence.

Quantifiers: whole, all

The quantifiers whole, a whole, and the whole are used with singular countable nouns. The quantifier all is used with plurals or uncountable nouns. Each are also used exclusively with certain nouns, while some nouns combine correctly with both.

Quantifiers: all, everyone/everybody, everything

The quantifier all is rarely used to mean everyone or everybody. All means everyone or everybody when it is used in conjunction with other words (all or us, we all). All and everything are usually used to refer to things.

Quantifiers

Fill in the blanks with much, many, lots of, a lot of, little, most, a little, few, a few. Some sentences may have more than one correct answer.

Determiners Practice

Match each determiner to the sentence it belongs to.