Definition of predeterminer
: a limiting noun modifier (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
PREDETERMINER Defined for English Language Learners
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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