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predeterminer in Grammar topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredeterminerpre‧de‧ter‧min‧er /ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmənə $ -ˈtɜːrmənər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 technicalSLG a word that is used before a determiner (=a word such as ‘the’, ‘that’, ‘his’ etc). In the phrases ‘all the boys’ and ‘both his parents’, the words ‘all’ and ‘both’ are predeterminers.