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Nouns are often known as ‘naming words’ because they name people, places, objects and ideas. Person: Grandpa Idea: excitement Object: football Place: London
Determiners are words that come before a noun. They introduce the noun and give the reader important information about it. Determiners the my a king
These refer to a specific noun. Use specific determiners when the reader knows exactly what noun you are referring to. The definite article Demonstrative determiners this the her his our those my these which Interrogative determiners what that whose their your Possessive determiners
Use specific determiners when the reader knows exactly what noun you are referring to. Which film did you go and see? Your pet budgie is smiling at me. Try completing this sentence using a specific determiner: ______ Dad’s car broke down on the way home last night.
These refer to general nouns or nouns that the reader does not know. General determiners can also tell the reader how many nouns you are talking about, these are called quantifiers. a Indefinite article more any less some few an many some five Quantifiers
Can you identify the determiner in this sentence? Any computers must be turned off. Now try these trickier sentences which have two determiners. The river is just beyond those trees. Five seagulls landed on the beach. Whose socks are these stripy ones?
Did you identify it correctly? Any computers must be turned off. Did you spot both the determiners in each sentence? The river is just beyond those trees. Five seagulls landed on the beach. Whose socks are these stripy ones?
• Don’t worry if you can’t print out the sheets. You can re write the sentence in your green book and underline them on there.
The detective received a call that his help was needed at a crime seen in the centre of the city. He gathered his equipment and went to investigate. Finally, the detective arrived to survey the scene…. .
We are going to write a short sentence to go with each picture. These must include at least 1 determiner. When you’ve finished, go back and underline the determiners you have used to see how successful you have been. We are going to use these sentences in our longer writing session tomorrow.