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• 1. E xpressing Q uantity
• 2. N ouns
• To express quantity you first need to know about two types of nouns:
• Countable nouns
• Uncountable nouns
• 3. C ountable N ouns
• You can count these, they have a plural form.
• One bottle, two bottles, three bottles
• One chair, two chairs, three chairs
• One dollar, two dollars, three dollars
• 4. U ncountable N ouns
• You can’t count these, they have no plural form, you can’t use a/an.
• Water, furniture, money
• It is not possible to say *two waters or *two furnitures.
• Instead you could say: two bottles/glasses of water, two pieces of furniture.
• 5. N ote
• You can count money, but you can’t count the word: *two moneys
• Instead use: two dollars, two euros
• 6. C ountable or U ncountable?
• COUNTABLE
• Biscuit
• Apple
• Plate
• Coin
• Journey
• Vitamine
• UNCOUNTABLE
• Spaghetti
• News
• Information
• Travel
• Music
• Blood
• 7. W hich E xpression of Q uantity?
• COUNTABLE
• Many (bottles)
• More (bottles)
• Most (bottles)
• Few (bottles)
• Fewer (bottles)
• (the) fewest (bottles)
• UNCOUNTABLE
• Much (water)
• More (water)
• Most (water)
• Little (water)
• Less (water)
• (the) least (water)
• 8. C ompare
• Much water, but many bottles of water
• Little coffee, but few cups of coffee
• Fewer chairs, but less furniture
• Note that little can be used for countable nouns when it means ‘small’:
• a little bottle, two little bottles
• 9. E xpressions that can be used for both
• A lot of
• A lot of dollars, a lot of money
• Not enough
• Not enough bottles, not enough water
• Plenty of
• Plenty of cups, Plenty of coffee
• Hardly any
• Hardly any chairs, hardly any furniture
• 10. Q uestions?