Understanding Grammar - Module 2

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  • 1. Understanding Grammar Module 2 Discoveries Understanding Grammar (a lot/lost of, much/many, a little/little, a few/few) These are words used to describe the quantity of something. Countable Uncountable Countable Nouns & Nouns Nouns Uncountable Nouns  many  much  a lot of signs people attention  a lot of money  a few  lots of shops  a little rice seconds  lots of smoke  few  little time troubles We usually use a lot of in statements and use many and much in questions and negative sentences.Look at exercises: (4 - 5 - 6 p.23) Student Book, (4 p.19) Workbook. 1
  • 2. Understanding Grammar Module 2 Discoveries The differences between (many/much, a few/few, a little/little):many: countable nouns. much: uncountable nounse.g. I have many friends. e.g. I have so much money. a little: a small amount but enough; some.a few : a small number but enough; some. e.g. I have a little money. (=I have some money)e.g. I have a few friends. (= I have some friends)few : a small number but not enough; not many. little: a small amount but not enough; not much.e.g. I have few friends. (=I almost have no friend) e.g. I have little money. (=I almost have no money) Note: A lot of & lots of have the same meaning, but lots of is informal. 2