Using Determiners

A determiner is a word that goes before a noun to give further information about that noun. For example, in the phrase “some eggs”, “some” is a determiner which matches the plural noun “eggs”.

We know from the plural determiner “some” and the plural “s” at the end of “egg” that there is more than one “egg”.

Other common determiners include: articles (“the egg”, “an egg”), possessive determiners (“my egg”, “her egg”), question words (“which
eggs?”, “whose eggs?”) and quantity words (“many eggs”, “more eggs”).


Read the following noun phrases. If they are not correct write them again. Make sure that nouns agrees with the determiner.

1. an green bag

2. a uncooked egg

3. a annoying person

4. lot of big problems

5. our two childs

6. an complete mess

7. a hot cup of coffees

8. fewer problem

9. a stupid mistakes

10. a good programmes

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