One of the nine parts of speech is the Determiners which include words like the, an this, some, either, my, or whose. There are a few grammatical similarities shared by all determiners.
- Most of the time, they come in the beginning of a noun phrase, before adjectives.
- In some way, they determine a noun phrase.
- Most of them are “mutually exclusive”. A noun phrase cannot contain more than one of the determiners.
- They are build go in a very specific order if a noun phrase has more than one of them.
Let us understand this with noun phrases, they are considered as the first word in each of the mentioned noun phrases.
- The cat
- Those cars
- Some sea salt
- Either side of the branch
- Seven hummingbirds
- Your youngest brother
- Which tempo
This was a short explanation for the above topic. They are one important part of the nine parts of speech.