English pre-determiners are used to add information to the noun and do not always have a literal meaning.
The pre-determiners are used to given more information about the noun. They generally come before an article, but they can come before other determiner as well. Normally the pre-determiners placed on the following structure: indefinite article + adjective + noun. They can modify the noun and express an opinion about it. / Predeterminants are used to give more information to the noun. They usually appear before the article, but they can come before other determinants as well. Usually the predeterminants are positioned in the following structure: undefined article + adjective + noun. They can modify the noun and express an opinion on it.
Look some examples of pre-determiners: See some examples of predeterminants:
- Twice / twice
- Five times / five times
- Half / half
- Such / so / such / right / even
- What / which / that
- All / all / all
- Both / either / both
Examples in sentences: / Examples in sentences:
- What a wonderful night!
What a wonderful night!
- She’s such an incredible girl. She really is an amazing girl!
- You can’t imagine what an amazing meal I had yesterday! You can’t imagine what a wonderful meal I had yesterday!
- I’ve had such a great time this morning! Thank you! I had a really wonderful time this morning! Thank you!
Other pre-determiner is rather and quite. They are use to express a particular quality showing by the adjective that modifies the noun and usually express pleasure, disappointment, agreement, worries among others emotions. Something important about “rather” is that in American English it’s only used as an adverb, but in Brithish English it’s used as a pre-determiner. For this reason the examples below correspond to the British English./ Other determinants are “rather” and “quite”. They are used to express a particular quality presented by the adjective that modifies the noun and generally express pleasure, disappointment, agreement, concern, among other emotions. Something important about “rather” is that, in American English, it is used only as an adverb, but in British English it is used as a predeterminate. For this reason, the examples below correspond to British English.
Examples: / Examples:
- It is rather a small room. (I’m disappointed by the size of the room)
It’s a very small room. (I am disappointed by the size of the room)
- It was quite a nice date. (I was agreeably surprised with the date)
This was a very pleasant meeting. (I was surprised by the meeting).
- He’s had quite a bad grades. (I’m worried with his situation)
He got really bad grades. (I’m concerned about his situation)
- Your sister is rather a cool girl. (It was pleased to meet your sister).
Your sister is a really nice girl. (It was a pleasure to meet your sister).
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