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Quantifiers
With plural count Nouns
 Many
 Several
A

few
 few
With non count nouns
 Much
A

great deal
 A little
 little
With both, count and non count
 All
 Most
A

lot (of), lots (of)
 Enough
 Plenty (of)
 Some
 None (of the),
 no
With singular count nouns
 Each
 every
How much?
Used with non count nouns in
questions and negative sentences.
I don’t have much time.
I have a lot of free time...
Too much (non count)
Too many (count)
They describe a quantity
that is more than it should
be. Only use them if there
is a...
He has a good job. He earns too
much money.
He earns a lot of money.
I am too sick to go to work today.
I am very tired. I am going to stay
home today.
Don’t use very before a verb.
Don’t use much with an affirmative
statement.

There was much rain yesterday.
There was a lot of rain yesterday.
A few/a little
count/non count
A small quantity
Not a lot, but enough
Some
Few/little
count/non count
Almost none
Not enough
When we omit a, the emphasis is
on the negative. We are saying
the quantity is not enough.
Few people wanted to have a par...
I have a little money left. I can buy
that sweater.
I would like to go to Disney World
with the kids, but I have very litt...
I was hungry, so I ate a few nuts.
There are few cars in the parking
lot today. I wonder if there is
school.
Enough - A good quantity, what
you need
Plenty (of) – enough or a little
more than enough
Would you like some coffee?
No, I have had enough coffee for
one day.
This diet requires you to drink
plenty of water.
Use too before adjectives and
adverbs. Use too much and too
many before a noun.
I am too tired to sleep.
She speaks too fa...
Use enough after adjectives and
adverbs but before nouns.
It’s good enough for me.
You can’t drive fast enough for me.
I d...
She can’t be on the basketball
team.
1. short
2. tall

She’s too short to be on the team.
She isn’t tall enough to be on t...
He can’t play professional baseball.
1. young
2. old
3. small
4. big
How many?
Used with count nouns in
affirmative and negative
sentences and in questions.
How many books do you have?
Some/Any/No
are used for questions with plural
count nouns and non count nouns.
Any is used after a negative verb,
and no ...
He doesn’t have no time.
He doesn’t have any time.
He has no time.
Non count nouns can be measured
by container, portion, shape etc.
a
a
a
a
a
a
a


can of, a bowl of, a cup of, a gl...
Use of with a unit of measure.
I ate three pieces of bread.
Don’t’ use of after many, much,
a few, a little if a noun foll...
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    1. 1. Quantifiers
    2. 2. With plural count Nouns  Many  Several A few  few
    3. 3. With non count nouns  Much A great deal  A little  little
    4. 4. With both, count and non count  All  Most A lot (of), lots (of)  Enough  Plenty (of)  Some  None (of the),  no
    5. 5. With singular count nouns  Each  every
    6. 6. How much? Used with non count nouns in questions and negative sentences. I don’t have much time. I have a lot of free time.
    7. 7. Too much (non count) Too many (count) They describe a quantity that is more than it should be. Only use them if there is a problem.
    8. 8. He has a good job. He earns too much money. He earns a lot of money.
    9. 9. I am too sick to go to work today. I am very tired. I am going to stay home today. Don’t use very before a verb.
    10. 10. Don’t use much with an affirmative statement. There was much rain yesterday. There was a lot of rain yesterday.
    11. 11. A few/a little count/non count A small quantity Not a lot, but enough Some
    12. 12. Few/little count/non count Almost none Not enough
    13. 13. When we omit a, the emphasis is on the negative. We are saying the quantity is not enough. Few people wanted to have a party. The party was canceled.
    14. 14. I have a little money left. I can buy that sweater. I would like to go to Disney World with the kids, but I have very little money left for my bills.
    15. 15. I was hungry, so I ate a few nuts. There are few cars in the parking lot today. I wonder if there is school.
    16. 16. Enough - A good quantity, what you need Plenty (of) – enough or a little more than enough
    17. 17. Would you like some coffee? No, I have had enough coffee for one day. This diet requires you to drink plenty of water.
    18. 18. Use too before adjectives and adverbs. Use too much and too many before a noun. I am too tired to sleep. She speaks too fast. I ate too much chocolate. You spend too many hours in front of the TV.
    19. 19. Use enough after adjectives and adverbs but before nouns. It’s good enough for me. You can’t drive fast enough for me. I drink enough water.
    20. 20. She can’t be on the basketball team. 1. short 2. tall She’s too short to be on the team. She isn’t tall enough to be on the basketball team.
    21. 21. He can’t play professional baseball. 1. young 2. old 3. small 4. big
    22. 22. How many? Used with count nouns in affirmative and negative sentences and in questions. How many books do you have?
    23. 23. Some/Any/No are used for questions with plural count nouns and non count nouns. Any is used after a negative verb, and no after an affirmative verb. Do you need some napkins? Do you want any fries? There aren’t any potatoes in the soup.
    24. 24. He doesn’t have no time. He doesn’t have any time. He has no time.
    25. 25. Non count nouns can be measured by container, portion, shape etc. a a a a a a a  can of, a bowl of, a cup of, a glass of, slice of, a piece of, a strip of, spoon of pound of, a scoop of, a quart of, bottle of, carton of, a jar of, a bag of, gallon of, a loaf of, an ear of, a head of, roll of, a tube of, a bar of, a bunch of
    26. 26. Use of with a unit of measure. I ate three pieces of bread. Don’t’ use of after many, much, a few, a little if a noun follows directly. She has many (of) friends. He put a little (of) milk in his coffee.
    27. 27. The End!
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