Determiners are used before a noun to introduce it. It may also be used to provide more information on the noun like how many are there.
As per rule, if there are any adjectives before the noun to describe it then the determiner will also come before them.
When introducing singular nouns, a determiner is always a necessary word. However, if you are introducing plural nouns then the use of a determiner beforehand is optional.
For example- 'a', 'the', 'some', 'this', and 'each'.
Examples of determiners used in sentences-
· The boy went home. (Determiner before the noun)
· I ate a tasty sandwich. (Determiner before adjective tasty)
· The pencils are not sharpened by me. (Determiner before plural noun)
Types of Determiners-
Determiners are: this, that, these, those.
· Is this yours?
· I am not going to that place.
Determiners like quantifiers how much or how little the noun is.
· He took all the boxes
· Few children did their homework
Determiners are: my, yours, theirs, ours, etc.
· This is my house
· It is our secret
· The tree sheds its leaves
· Their work got delayed
Types of Determiners:
1. Determiners always come before the noun
2. For singular noun, we use determiners a, an
3. For plural noun, we do not use any determiner