What Are Post-determiners?
Post-determiners are words or phrases that come after the determiners in a noun phrase to provide additional information and modify the noun. They are also known as limiting modifiers because they limit or specify the meaning of the noun that they modify. It is possible to have a sentence without any determiners, in which case post-determiners appear alone.
There are different types of post-determiners:
Numerals as Post-determiners
Numeral post-determiners are further categorized into three different groups:
Ordinal numbers are numbers used to indicate position or order, such as first, second, third, fourth, and so on. They are used to describe the sequence or arrangement of objects or events, rather than their quantity. Check out the examples:
The term 'very' is an adverb that can be placed in any position between the determiners.
This is the
There is another type of ordinal known as a sequencer or general ordinal. Sequencers are not actual numbers, but rather words used to show the priority or sequence of events or states of being, such as 'next', 'last', 'previous', and so on.
Check out the examples:
This is the
Quantifiers as Post-determiners
Certain words known as quantifiers, including many, much, other, little, few, several, etc. can be used as post-determiners in a noun phrase. They can be placed after determiners or pre-determiners to provide additional information about the quantity or amount of the noun being described. Check out the examples:
I saw too
Distributives as Post-determiners
Some distributives can function as post-determiners in a noun phrase, appearing after a determiner or even without one, to modify the phrase. Examples of such distributives include 'each,' 'every,' 'either,' 'neither.' Check out the examples:
Post-determiners are used after central determiners to modify a noun. Here are the types of post-determiners.
- some quantifiers
- some distributives
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