Determiners are special adjectives that identify thenoun being described or that specify the quantity ofthe noun. They include demonstrative adjectives,possessive adjectives, and A noun phrase usually contains only one determiner,and that determiner precedes all other adjectives.
Alain J. Martin, a computer scientist at the CaliforniaInstitute of Technology who built the first asynchronousmicroprocessor in 1989, says his tools, which Caltech plansto license, can mathematically prove that a design is correctbefore it is built, avoiding embarrassments such as thedivision bug in Intel's Pentium processor.
A noun phrase usually contains only one determiner,and that determiner precedes all other adjectives.
--W. Wayt, "Turning Back the Clock," Scientific American(modified)
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