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Quantifier

Quantifier

A quantifier is a determiner that expresses a referent's definite or indefinite number or amount.

A quantifier functions as a

  • modifier of a noun, or
  • pronoun.
  • all
    All are welcome
    All these people

  • five

  • many

  • some
Page/s: 963
Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 454–455
Source: Lyons 1977b

Lyons, John. 1977b.Semantics. Volumes I, II. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Page/s: 190
Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

Page/s: 293
Source: Crystal 1980

Crystal, David. 1980.A first dictionary of linguistics and phonetics. Boulder, CO: Westview.

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