English Grammar

Types of determiners with examples/definitions in Grammar


In English grammar, determiners are those terms that precede a name in order to clearly explain what the name is referring to. Types of determiners with examples

  • The ( The grandmother).
  • Every ( Every week).
  • Some ( A little coffee).
  • My ( My car).

Types of determinants

Possessive Types of determiners with examples

They serve to indicate who or what the noun in the sentence belongs to. Types of determiners with examples

  • My  It’s my (is my pencil).
  • Your  That’s your (That is your mobile).
  • Her  [in feminine]) / He’s her (He is her boyfriend).
  • His (His [in masculine]) / She’s his (She is his girlfriend).
  • Your (Your) / It’s your (It is your problem).
  • Its  [for things]) / France is known for its good wine .
  • Our  He’s our (He is our father).
  • Their for them or them]) / That’s their (That is their house).


As their name implies, they are used to point out or demonstrate something specific and not something in general. Likewise, demonstrative determinants tell us where the noun is.

  • This (used with singular nouns and indicates that the subject is close) / I like this (I like this color).
  • That (also used with singular nouns and indicates that the subject is far away) / He wants that (He wants that dog).
  • These (is “this” but for plural nouns) / I love These (I love these shoes).
  • Those (here is “that”, but for plural nouns) / No, he wants those (No, he wants those cats).

Defined and undefined articles)

Definite articles are used to refer to something specific, whereas indefinite articles are used to refer to something in general.

  • A (used with singular nouns) / He has a new bike. (He has a new bike).
  • An (also used with singular nouns) / I carry an (I carry an umbrella).
  • The (used with both plural and singular nouns) / I am the (I am the boss).

Quantifiers Types of determiners with examples

They serve to indicate “how many” or “how much” and, furthermore, they serve to indicate the number of a noun.

  • A little (a little) / I’d like my coffee with a litte 
  • Much (Much) / That’s so much 
  • All / All men are the same. 
  • Many (Many) / There’s many people here. 
  • A few (Some, a few) / I need a few 
  • Both / Both of you are right. 
  • A lot of (much) / That’s a lot of 
  • Most (Most) / Most of the people are afraid of dark. 
  • Any / Any advice would be good. 
  • Enough (Enough) / I have enough 
  • Some (Some) / He needs some Types of determiners with examples

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