Parts of Speech are for sentence building:
The (noun marker/article)
The CAT (noun)
The SNEAKY cat (adjective)
The sneaky cat CLIMBS. (Verb)
The sneaky cat EASILY climbs (adverb).
The sneaky cat easily climbs. HE uses HIS claws. (Pronoun)
The sneaky cat easily climbs. He uses his claws ON the tree. (Preposition)
YES, the sneaky cat easily climbs. He uses his claws on the tree. (Interjections)
Yes, the ONE sneaky cat easily climbs. He uses his claws on the tree. (determiner)
1) Determiners determine clarify something about the next word or words
2) They are taught as a catch-all grouping in many programs and handbooks.
3) They include other categories/parts of speech:
a. Possessive pronouns: The boy rode HIS bike.
b. Articles/noun markers: She ate AN apple.
c. Number adjectives: They have TWO choices of cupcakes.
d. Indefinite pronouns: I would like a FEW choices!
e. Possessive common nouns: It is the BOY’S bike.
f. Possessive proper nouns: It is JON’S bike.
Would it be better to not have one large group called determiners but instead teach each of those things as what part of speech they are?
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