predeterminer

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

Definition of predeterminer

  1. :  a limiting noun modifier (such 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.

First Known Use of predeterminer

1957


PREDETERMINER Defined for English Language Learners

predeterminer

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Definition of predeterminer for English Language Learners

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


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