Determiners are noun-modifiers that convey the reference of a noun without delineating its characteristics [as adjectives do].

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What are the determiners 'this/these/that/those' called when they are not demonstrative?

Consider the sentences That car, which has been on the supermarket parking lot for a week now, do you have any idea who it belongs to? where the car can actually be seen at a distance, and ...
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“The” as in “The withdrawal of the production of the product”

When using the determiner "the", I sometimes notice that when writing a phrase like "The withdrawal of the production of the product," it is more natural (in my opinion) to write "The withdrawal of ...
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“Both” when an action requires two parties

I sometimes come across sentences like this one: Both sides in the refugee dispute have been making seemingly contradictory claims about the age and gender of the Syrian refugees — portraying them ...
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Question on use of either/either the and both/both the

As a second-language learner of English, I have been encountering many English expressions that I cannot grasp intuitively, but could find the most sound answers to some of my questions. However, I ...