predeterminer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ determiner

Noun[edit]

predeterminer ‎(plural predeterminers)

  1. (grammar) The function of a phrase that precedes a determiner in a noun phrase and modifies the head noun.
Examples
  • All in all this time.
  • Half in half the size.
  • Three times in three times the rate.
  • How big in how big a deal is this.
  • What in what a great idea.

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