Reply to "Determiners and Adjectives"

Gustavo,

You're right, of course.  And after more careful thought, it becomes obvious to me that "better" can't be a determiner, since, if "men" were changed to the singular "man", an actual determiner would still be needed:

  • *Better man has challenged me.  (wrong)
  • The better man has challenged me.  (right)
  • One better man has challenged me.  (right)
  • No better man has challenged me.  (right)

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