Grammar Patterns

det ADJ n

The 'only' group

These adjectives indicate how many of something are involved.
My dog lies with his chin on his paws, his eyes following my every move.
He keeps his few belongings in a shopping bag in a locker at Union Station.
I never eat any sugar or sweeteners now, though in the past I had the odd chocolate bar, usually with nuts.
The Tory candidate's image may not have been the only reason for his failure.
Elizabeth limits herself to a single cup of tea and one sandwich.
  • every (my)
  • few
  • many
  • odd
  • one
  • only
  • single
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