ENGLISH 4U
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Quantifiers

Quantifiers are words we use to express an amount or quantity. These words are usually put in front of noun phrases. They can be used with countable and uncountable nouns.

Examples for quantifiers

much, many, more, most, few, little, less, least, some, any, a bit (of), a lot of, all, another, any, both, each, either, enough, every, neither, no, several, some.

Examples:
We have enough work to do. - quantifier + noun
They have a lot of old books. - quantifier + adjective + noun

MUCH - MANY - A LOT OF

We use much with uncountable nouns and many and a lot of with countable nouns.
We use much and many in questions and negations.
We use much and many in formal English, but a lot of in spoken and informal English.

FEW - LITTLE

We use little with uncountable nouns and few with countable nouns.
Examples: a few problems, a few friends, little work, little time

A few and a little mean some. Little and few have negative meanings, they mean not much/many or hardly any.
Examples:
We have a little money. = We have some money.
We need little money. = We don't need much money.

SOME - ANY

Go to the SOME OR ANY site to find out the difference.

 


EXERCISES

Much or Many Exercise
How Much or How Many Exercise
Few or Little Exercise
Much, many, some or any Exercise
Every and its compounds Exercise - every, everything, everyone or everywhere