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Section 11.8.3.3

Demonstrative and Possessive Adjectives--Article Rules

Demonstrative and possessive adjectives are determiners. Since a noun phrase takes only onedeterminer, do not use an article if you modify thenoun with a demonstrative adjective or a possessive adjective.

Demonstrative adjectives


Unacceptable

The purpose of the thisthesis . . . 

Unacceptable

The purpose of this thethesis . . . 

Acceptable

The purpose of thisthesis . . . 


Possessive adjectives


Unacceptable

The purpose of the mythesis . . . 

Unacceptable

The purpose of my thethesis . . . 

Acceptable

The purpose of mythesis . . . 


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