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predeterminer

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noun pre·de·ter·min·er \-di-ˈtər-mə-nər\

Simple Definition of predeterminer

  • grammar : a word (such as “both” or “all”) that comes before a determiner in a phrase

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of predeterminer

  1. :  a limiting noun modifier (as both or all) characterized by occurrence before the determiner in a noun phrase

Examples of predeterminer in a sentence

  1. In the phrase for all their trouble, the word their is a determiner and the word all is a predeterminer.



1959

First Known Use of predeterminer

1959


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