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    Determiners in English (Both, Neither, Either, None etc.)

    Hello! I learnt some determiners at my English lesson today and still have questions.


    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Determiners in English (Both, Neither, Either, None etc.)

    Welcome to the forum, Arthur.

    Please ask only one question in each thread. Things can get terribly confused if you are receiving responses to ten different questions.

    I have got some out of the way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur1909 View Post
    Hello! I learnt some determiners at my English lesson today and still have questions.

    3. The exam was difficult. I could only answer half of the questions. - Is it possible to say 'half questions'? No. And why don't they use an article 'a' in front of 'half'? Because it is not required.

    4. She made up the whole story from beginning to end. None of if was true. - Is 'neither of it' suitable in this context? No

    5. I watched most of the film but not all of it. - But we don't usually say 'all film' No, we normally use 'the whole'.Who told you that we 'normally use this? In this particular example,'all' is more natural than 'the whole'.

    6. Both of my parents are from London. - My grammar book says it's possible to omitt 'of' in this kind of sentence. Yes.

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    Re: Determiners in English (Both, Neither, Either, None etc.)

    OK! Thank you!

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    Re: Determiners in English (Both, Neither, Either, None etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur1909 View Post

    6. Both of my parents are from London. - My grammar book says it's possible to omitt 'of' in this kind of sentence. But what about №3?
    Yes, it's ok, also in 3.

    7. I tried twice to phone George but both times he was out. - I am not sure whether I'm correct or not.
    This is starting to look like homework. We don't do that.

    8. It was a boring film. It was very long too. --> The film was both boring and long. - Not sure about it. Sounds OK.

    9. Is that man's name Richard? Or is it Robert? It's one of the two. --> That man's name is either Richard or Robert. - I might be mistaken. Correct me please if I'm not right.

    10. You can phone me at any time during the evening. I'm always at home. I've chosen a word 'any'. Is it a proper one? Yes.

    Thanks in advance!
    We don't correct or do homework, but we do answer questions that learners are not sure about, and are interested in. A list of 10 questions that require answers after a class on that subject looks very much like homework.
    In the case of homework, you should do your best, let your teacher correct it, and then, if you're still not sure, post that question. Otherwise, we would be overwhelmed doing other people's work.

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    Re: Determiners in English (Both, Neither, Either, None etc.)

    Thanks for your answers. It's not my homework. They're just 10 sentences from it I'm not sure about (even after my teacher checked it).

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