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The Expression Of Quantity

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ESL presentation. It is addressed to secondary school students of an elementary level.

ESL presentation. It is addressed to secondary school students of an elementary level.


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  • 1. THE EXPRESSION OF QUANTITY THERE IS – THERE ARE SOME vs. ANY
  • 2. AFFIRMATIVE FORM THERE IS + SINGULAR NOUN There is a boy THERE ARE + PLURAL NOUN There are three boys There is + a / an + countable noun some + uncountable noun There is a car There is some water
  • 3. There is a pencil There is some milk
    • EXAMPLES OF UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
    • Materials: wood, iron, glass, paper ...
    • Fluids: water, petrol, milk, coffee ...
    • Food: butter, bread, cake, sugar, rice ...
    • Abstractions: time, beauty, hope, faith ....
  • 4.
    • There are + some + plural noun
    • There are some books
    • Also,
    • There are + cardinal number + plural noun
    • There are four books
    • There are + many + plural noun
    • There are many books
  • 5. NEGATIVE FORM THERE IS NOT THERE ISN’T + SINGULAR NOUN THERE ARE NOT THERE AREN’T + PLURAL NOUN There isn’t a boy There aren’t two boys
  • 6. There isn’t + a / an + countable singular noun any + uncountable noun much + uncountable noun There isn’t a pencil There isn’t any milk There isn’t much money
  • 7.
    • There aren’t + any + plural noun
    • There aren’t any books
    • Also,
    • There aren’t + cardinal number + plural noun
    • There aren’t four books
    • There aren’t + many + plural noun
    • There aren’t many books
  • 8. INTERROGATIVE FORM IS THERE + SINGULAR NOUN ... + ? Is there a girl? ARE THERE + PLURAL NOUN ... + ? Are there two boys? Short answers Yes, there is Yes, there are No, there isn’t No, there aren’t Yes, there is No, there aren’t
  • 9. Is there + a / an + countable singular noun any + uncountable noun much + uncountable noun Is there a banana ? Is there any food on the dish? Is there much money? ... ? Yes, there is Yes, there is No, there isn’t
  • 10.
    • Are there + any + plural noun ... ?
    • Are there any students in class?
    • Also,
    • Are there + cardinal number + plural noun ... ?
    • Are there five students in class?
    • No, there aren’t
    • Are there + many + plural noun ... ?
    • Are there many students in class?
    • Yes, there are
  • 11. HOW MUCH / HOW MANY? ¿CUÁNTO-A ...? / ¿CUÁNTOS-AS ...?
    • HOW MUCH + UNCOUNTABLE NOUN ...... ?
    • How much money have you got?
    • HOW MANY + COUNTABLE PLURAL NOUN ...?
    • How many students are there at school?