predeterminer

noun
pre·​de·​ter·​min·​er | \ ˌprē-di-ˈtər-mə-nər How to pronounce predeterminer (audio) \

Definition of predeterminer

: 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

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Predeterminer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predeterminer. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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predeterminer

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English Language Learners Definition of predeterminer

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

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