Here’s an interesting little tidbit for you.
There are places where Quantifiers modify Demonstratives:
Matt 1:22: τοῦτο δὲ ὅλον
But when the Demonstrative or Quantifier is modifying a Noun, they never appear in the same Noun Phrase – at least not in the New Testament. I’d suggest that they’re in complementary distribution syntactically.
I spoke too soon:
Luke 4:6 τὴν ἐξουσίαν ταύτην ἅπασαν
Now that doesn’t mean they’re the same case. They’re not [Edit: particularly since I now have an example of them appearing together]. Quantifiers have a wider distribution across the NP than the Demonstrative:
Dem/Q Article Q Noun Dem/Q
As far as I’ve seen, Demonstratives never appear between the article and the noun.
Now, I’ve decided that instead of pontificating on pedagogy from my limited experience, I should be asking other’s opinions.
So here’s the question for the day:
A number of grammars, both teaching and reference, refer to Demonstratives as “Demonstrative Adjectives” and “Demonstrative Pronouns.” Is this is a helpful distinction, particularly considering that syntactically, they are quite distinct from Adjectives?
More specifically, do we truly have two different parts of speech here: an adjective and a pronoun? Or do we have one part of speech (Demonstrative) that appears with or without a noun?
My inclination is toward the latter, mainly because the meaning and function of the word does not change regardless of whether its independent or modifying.