One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A word or phrase that occurs before a determiner, typically quantifying the noun phrase, for example both or a lot of.
- ‘Nevertheless, in the singular, they share some characteristics with plurals: for instance, they occur with predeterminer ‘all’ (‘all the committee’, like ‘all the children’;.’
- ‘For what it's worth, the contrast is even starker for me when the predeterminer is both rather than all.’
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