CBSE Class 9 English Determiners Notes

Read and download free pdf of CBSE Class 9 English Determiners Notes. Students and teachers of Class 9 English can get free advanced study material, revision notes, sure shot questions and answers for Class 9 English prepared as per the latest syllabus and examination guidelines in your school. Standard 9 students should download this study material which will give them more knowledge for all chapters in English and all important topics which are scoring and can get you more marks. Students should also download free pdf of Chapter wise Notes for Class 9 English prepared by school teachers as per the latest NCERT, CBSE, KVS books and syllabus issued this year and also download free worksheets and question papers available here to get higher scores in school exams and tests, also click here for more Study Material for Class 9 English

Points to Remember:

  1. Determiners are words that come before nouns. They show whether a noun refers to a general or specific person, place or object and which or how many things.
  2. Determiners and nouns together make noun phrases; e.g. a pen, the pen, every pen, my pen, many pens.
  3. Determiners limit the noun by giving some additional information about the noun, e.g. ‘The pen’ refers to a pen, which has been mentioned earlier.
  4. A noun phrase may include both a determininer and an adjective. The determiner mayprecede numerals or adjectives : e.g. a young girl, a tall boy, all senior players, some responsible citizens.


Articles: a, an, the

Possessive: my, our, your, his, her, its, their

Demonstrative :this that, these, those

Adjectives and Pronouns of indefinite number or quantity: some, each, Ever,any,no,all,little,less,many,much,neither,either,enough,few,first,third,last,what,which, whose. E.g.

  1. Mumbai is a costly city.
  2. Some members abstained from voting.
  3. Our neighbour is very friendly.
  4. This language is very useful.
  5. All the students were punished for negligence.

(a) Use of Articles :

A or An

  1. A’ and ‘An’ are used before a singular countable noun to show that it is not specific.
  2. The use of ‘A’ and ‘An’ is governed by the initial sound of the noun before which it is used
  3. ‘A’ is used before consonant sounds. E.g. girl, a man, a university, a unit etc.
  4. ‘An’ is used before a vowel sounds. E..g. an egg. An honest man, an elephant etc.


  1. The is used to show that the noun is specific. E.g. The first railway line in India was laid in Maharashtra.
  2. ‘The’ is used when the noun is preceded by a superlative adjective. E.g. the tallest, the largest etc. U.S.A. is the richest country in the world.
  3. ‘The’ is used for nouns that are common to all people. E.g. the sun, the moon, the sky, the earth etc. The earth is round.
  4. ‘The” is used with uncountable nouns if indicating specifics. E.g. The milk has turned sour. The water is not clean. If unspecific meaning is indicated then ‘the’ is not used. E.g. Water is an important component of our food.
  5. ‘The’ is used when we refer to whole group of people. E.g. the Americans, the evil, the good etc. The Americans are hard working and industrious.
  6. ‘The’ is used before names of government departments, museums, newspapers etc. E.g. The Ministry of Health, The Prince of Wales Museum, The Indian Express
  7. ‘The’ is used before names of oceans, river, mountain ranges, deserts, holy books, canals etc. The pacific Ocean, The Alps, The Sahara desert, The Ramayana, The Suez Canal.
  8. ‘The’ is not used before names of persons, continents, cities, holidays of the week, subjects of studies etc.

Determiners of Quantity:

Much, many

  1. Many is used only with plural nouns and to show a large number. E.g. There are many students in the class.
  2. Much is used with uncountable nouns indicating a large quantity. E.g. There was much noise (i.e. a lot of noise)

Some, Any

  1. Some and any show not a large quantity.
  2. Some is used in affirmative sentences. E.g. There is some water in the glass.
  3. Any is used in interrogative or negative sentences. E.g. is there any sugar in the house? There isn’t any sugar in the house.

Each, Every

Each and Every both indicate single units in a group.

  1. Each refers to individual member of a small group. E.g. Each of her four sons has a new car.
  2. Every refers to members of a large group. E.g. Every person above 18 years of age is eligible to vote.
  3. Sometimes both ‘each’ and ‘every’ can be used. E.g. Each / Every victim was given financial support.


  1. All is used to indicate the whole group rather than its components. E.g. All the students are preparing for their examinations.

Few, a few, the few denote numbers.

  1. Few means very small number, not enough and below expectation. E.g. Few students are interest in learning languages.
  2. A few indicates some number. E.g. Few students are good at English.
  3. The few indicates very small specific numbers. E.g. The few students who are good at English always speak in English.

Little, a little, the little denote quantity.

  1. Little means very small quantity, not enough and below expectation. E.g. He knows little about the matter.
  2. A little indicates some quantity. E.g. A little water is left in the jug.
  3. The little indicates very small specific quantity. E.g. He drank the little water that was left in the jug.



Click for more English Study Material

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

Moderation of Marks Class 11 and 12 Board Exams

The portal for moderation and finalization of results for Class-12 is being opened from 16.07.2021 to 22.07.2021. As Board has to declare the result latest by 31.07.2021, schools have been requested to follow the schedule strictly and complete the moderation within...

FAQs on Policy for Tabulation of Marks for Class 10 Board Exams

ON POLICY Question.1 How CBSE will declare the result of Class-X? Answer. Results of Class X Board will be declared on the basis of an objective criterion developed by the Board vide Notification no.CBSE/CE/2021 dated 01.05.2021. Question.2. If any candidate is not...

CBSE Class 12 Evaluation Criteria 2021

SUMMARY OF THE POLICY FOR TABULATION OF MARKS FOR CLASS XII BOARD EXAMINATIONS 2021   1(a) Due to cancellation of the Board examinations, the assessment of theory portion of 80/70/60/50/30 marks will be done by the school based on the following:     Class...

CBSE Board Examination Scheme of Assessment 2021 2022

A. Academic session to be divided into 2 Terms with approximately 50% syllabus in each term: The syllabus for the Academic session 2021-22 will be divided into 2 terms by following a systematic approach by looking into the interconnectivity of concepts and topics by...

CBSE asks schools to load Class 12 Internal Assessment Marks

This has a reference to the letter no CBSE/COORD/2021 dated 11.02.2021 regarding conduct of the School-Based Assessment (Internal Assessment/Practical/ Project) of Class-XII and uploading the marks by 11.06.2021. It has been observed that some schools have not been...

Studies Today