What Are Relative Determiners?
Relative Determiners: Uses
Relative Determiners: Placement
'What book to buy' is a subject for 'doesn't matter.' 'What' is used before 'book.'
I don't know
'Which book you bought' is an object for 'know'. 'Which' is used before a noun.
- Possessive Relative Determiner 'Whose'
Relative determiner 'whose' shows possession.
I don't know
'Whose' heads the nominal relative clause and serves as the object.
If 'whose', 'what', and 'which' are not followed by a noun, they are no longer determiners. Rather, they are interrogative pronouns. In the following examples, they are relative pronouns:
Relative determiners are used to connect a dependant clause to the main clause. They are used:
- as the head of a nominal relative clause
- always followed by a noun/noun phrase
You might also like
There are three interrogative determiners in English: what, which, and whose. In this lesson, we will go through each one of them.
Demonstrative determiners in English are this, these, that and those. They are used to identify the person or thing that is being referred to.
Indefinite determiners are determiners that express quantity or the indefinite ideas of quality. They agree in number and gender with the noun they modify.
Articles are used as modifiers for nouns. However, some nouns do not need to be modified. In this lesson, we will learn about them.
The indefinite articles in English language are 'a/an'. They refer to a noun for the first time or a general noun when its identity is unknown.