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Determiners and quantifiers

Determiners and quantifiers are words we use in front of nouns. We use determiners to identify things (this book, my sister) and we use quantifiers to say how much or how many (a few people, a lot of problems).

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Hello Mohd Zaffar,

That's a lot of questions! I'll answer a few and then if you have any others, please ask us again, though please limit yourself to one or two per comment.

The first sentence is correct, though the preposition 'to' is needed before 'Agra'.

As for your questions about verbs like 'suggest' and 'feel' and the patterns that follow them, this really depends on the specific verb being used. In other words, each verb is followed by different patterns. You can find information about these patterns in a good dictionary -- for example, see this page on the verb 'suggest'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir
Which of the following sentence is correct?
1) The man asked his son to go Agra by bike.
2) The man asked his son go Agra by bike.

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

You need to use 'to' here so the first sentence is correct and the second one is incorrect.



The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir
but what about following sentences like

1) I suggest you (put) put on sun block immediately before you get a sun burn.
why not sentence is like:--
1) I suggest you (put) to put on sunblock immediately before you get a sun burn.

similarly other sentences like

->The environmentalist leader felt it was extremely important that the people of the city be allowed to voice their concerns over the new hotel being built on the bay.

Why ‘to be allowed’ is not used

Sir I read subjunctive topic in English grammar.

i understood the use of bare infinitive verbs but have problem in using 'to' in such types of sentences.
Sometimes use of 'to' is corrected and sometimes not

please explain with examples in this regard

Thanking You

Hello Mohd Zaffar,

This is really just a question of verb patterns. Certain verbs are used with a to-infinitive and others are not. It is a simply a question of learning which are which; there is nothing about the verb which tells you what kind of pattern it follows, I'm afraid.

suggest someone + subjunctive (I suggest you go)

feel it important that someone + subjunctive (I feel it important that he go)


You can read more about different verb patterns in the relevant section (here) – us the links on the right to move to specific areas.



The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir

I want to know where and how to use 'would' (in past sense) and where to use 'did' ?

Hello chandersheel,

These are both auxiliary verbs. We use 'did' to form questions and negative in the past tense:


She went to the shop.

Question: Did she go to the shop? / Where did she go?

Negative: She didn't go to the shop.


'Would' is a modal verb and we use it in a number of ways. You can see those ways on this page.



The LearnEnglish Team

Some times first letter of every word in a heading or title of an article is capitalized, except for article 'the'.

e.g. this headline : 'Sinking Deeper Into the MSP Mire'
Hear MSP means Minimum support price for agriculture commodities.
I would like to know the different conventions in beginning every word in heading with capital letter , and why 'the' starts with lowercase letter in above heading.

Hello dipakrgandhi,

The convention for titles is to capitalise each word other than what are considered 'grammar words' (articles, prepositions etc). However, a specific style will be set by each publication and some prefer to use normal capitalisation, for example. The best way to familiarise yourself with these styles is to look at a range of newspapers and other media sources and pay attention to how they do it.



The LearnEnglish Team