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  • 1. COUNTABLE ANDUNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
  • 2. COUNTABLE ANDUNCOUNTABLE NOUNSCOUNTABLE NOUNS:THOSE THAT CAN BE COUNTED.• EXAMPLES: CHAIR-CHAIRS ORANGE-ORANGES
  • 3. COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNSUNCOUNTABLE NOUNS:THOSE THAT CANNOT BE COUNTED.• EXAMPLES: SUGAR, FRUIT, FLOUR, MONEY, COFFEE, RICE, MILK, WATER, SALT
  • 4. SOME• IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE OR UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES.• EXAMPLES: THERE IS SOME MILK. THERE ARE SOME RULERS.
  • 5. ANY• IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE OR UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES.EXAMPLES:• THERE AREN’T ANY STUDENTS.• THERE ISN’T ANY SUGAR.• ARE THERE ANY PENCILS ON THE DESK?• IS THERE ANY MILK IN THE FRIDGE?
  • 6. (NOT) MANY / (NOT) MUCH(NOT) MANY:• IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCESEXAMPLES:• THERE AREN’T MANY BOYS IN THE CLASS• ARE THERE MANY BOOKS ON THE SHELF?(NOT) MUCH:• IT IS USED WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCESEXAMPLES:• THERE ISN’T MUCH FOOD IN THE FRIDGE• DO YOU GET MUCH RAIN IN SPAIN ?(THE USE OF MUCH / MANY IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES IS MORE FORMAL. WE USE “A LOT (OF)” )
  • 7. (A) FEW/ (A) LITTLE(A) FEW:• IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCESEXAMPLES:• THERE ARE A FEW BOYS IN THE CLASS(A ) LITTLE:• IT IS USED WITH UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCESEXAMPLES:• THERE IS A LITTLE MILK IN THE GLASS (THE USE OF FEW / LITTLE WITHOUT “A” HAS A NEGATIVE MEANING. IT MEANS “NOT MANY / NOT MUCH”)
  • 8. A LOT (OF)A LOT (OF) :• IT IS USED WITH COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS AND IN AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES.• (IN NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES IT IS INFORMAL)EXAMPLES:• THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM
  • 9. SUMMARYCountable Uncountable A / An(singular) Some(+) Any(- / ? ) A lot (of)(not) many (not) much (a) few (a) little