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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?