10 Answered Questions for the topic determiners
So many weapons and armor! What is wrong with this sentence? And how would one fix it?
The sentence rings false in my head. Clearly this is because "weapons" is a countable noun, and "armor" is an uncountable noun. So one could fix this sentence by breaking it up into two clauses... more
Is a determiner considered an adjective or a separate part?
I came across some blogs which states that determiners are types of adjectives (according to traditional grammar), whereas wiki (which I do not entirely trust) indicates some key differences. after... more
Is there a rule that prohibits us from using 2 possessives in a row?
An English teacher made a comment on my usage of the phrase, "Our last week's meeting", saying that it should be, "last week's meeting", is there a rule for this?
What are the rules about using 'half of' with plural nouns?
Here are some sentences with 'half of' and plural nouns that I consider to be well-formed: >Half of all films are a waste of celluloid. >Half of users surveyed said they preferred the old... more
both the users or "the both users"?
I keep running into this debate with my thesis advisor. Are both of these forms correct?> It can be seen that *both the* users> are able to...or> It can be seen that *the both* users>... more
Alternative to vs "Alternative for"?
I'm wondering whether there is a difference between these two expressions. I never know which one to use. Google seems to return the same amount of results for both, so I suppose there might be a... more
Is it natural to use the possessive adjective in "their olive trees"?
Does the following sentence sound natural? >1. They harvest their olive trees in autumn. Can I say: *their* olive trees or does it sound more natural without "their"? >2. They harvest... more
Are “this” and “next” demonstrative determiners?
**Question 1:** In the following, is *this* a **demonstrative determiner**:> I will go to the store this week.**Question 2:** If so, then what class is *next* in the following:> I will go to... more
Determiners in English sentence vs. plurals, singulars and zero determiners. Is it ok to say?
Do I need any determiners in the sentence below in general statement? - Strong winds destroy homes. Is it ok to say in English in specific situation? - The strong wind destroyed the homes in... more
Are there any simple rules for choosing the definite vs. indefinite (vs. none) article?
I can’t for the life of me figure out where to use _a_ and where to use _the_ — and where there is no article at all. Is there a simple rule of thumb to memorize? The standard rule you always hear:... more