Are the words in bold type in the following sentences determiners?
- One of the books was written by X
- I want two of those
- 8 percent of the population has X
- I ate some of that cake
In a treatise on partitives, the author identifies them as determiners. But I don't see a noun following these 'determiners'. Without a following noun, they more resemble a pronoun referring to that absent noun.
Online Oxford Dictionary defines partitive as:
- A partitive construction
1.1. A noun or pronoun used as the first term in a partitive construction
From the definition it seems that the first term, which I think is the word or a group of words before of, is either a noun or a pronoun.