A few and few, a little and littleThese expressions show the speakers attitude towards thequantity he/she is referring to.A few (for countable nouns) and a little (for uncountable nouns)describe the quantity in a positive way:•Ive got a few friends" (= maybe not many, but enough)•"Ive got a little money" (= Ive got enough to live on)Few and little describe the quantity in a negative way:•Few people visited him in hospital (= he had almost no visitors)•He had little money (= almost no money)
Some and Any Some and any are used with countable and uncountable nouns, to describe an indefinite or incomplete quantity Some is used in positive statements: Hes got some books from the library.It is also used in questions where we are sure about the answer: Is there some fruit juice in the fridge? (= I think there is)Some is used in situations where the question is not a requestfor information, but a method of making a request, encouraging orgiving an invitation:• Could I have some books, please?• Would you like some books?
Any is used in questions and with not in negative statements: Have you got any tea?I dont think weve got any coffee left.I dont want any more cake.Do you have any friends in London?Have they got any children?
With uncountable Only with Only with and countable uncountable nouns countable nouns nounsHow much? How much? or How How many? many?a little no/none a fewa bit (of) not any a number (of)- some (any) severala great deal of a lot of a large number ofa large amount of plenty of a great number of- lots of - + noun
WHICH WORDS CAN WE USE ONLY WITH:COUNTABLE NOUNS? UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS?OR WITH BOTH C AND U NOUNS? TOO MANY A LOT OF/LOTS NOT MUCH SOME A LITTLE A FEW TOO MUCH NOT ANY
CHOSE THE CORRECT ITEM. A: HOW MUCH/MANY ORANGE JUICE IS THERE IN THE BOTTLE? B: THERE’S ONLY A FEW/LITTLE. C: HOW MUCH/MANY SUGAR DO YOU TAKE IN YOUR COFFEE? D: JUST A LITTLE/A FEW. E: HAS RED MEAT GOT MUCH/MANY PROTEIN? F: YES, BUT TOO MANY/MUCH MEAT IS BAD FOR YOU. G:THERE ISN’T SOME/ANY CAKE LEFT. H: HOW ABOUT SOME/ANY BISCUITS? I: WE DON’T HAVE ANY/FEW EGGS TO MAKE AN OMELETTE. J: I’LL GO AND GET SOME/ANY.
FILL IN THE GAPS WITH: SOME, ANY, MUCH, MANY. 1.A: HOW ____ POTATOES HAVE WE GOT? B: NOT ____. 2.A:THERE ARE ___CARROTS, BUT THERE AREN’T ___ ONIONS. 3.A: ARE THERE ___ APPLES? B:YES, BUT NOT___. 4.A: IS THERE ___ MILK? B:NO, THERE ISN’T___.
Which of the following words are countable(c), uncountable(u)? 1.milk____ 2.coffee____ 3.meat___ 4.cherry___ 5.salt____ 6.egg___ 7.rice____ 8.biscuit ____ 9.youghurt
CHOOSE THE CORRECT ITEM. 1.SALLY DOESN’T EAT MUCH/MANY SWEETS. 2.THERE ARE ONLY A FEW/A LITTLE APPLES LEFT. 3.WE HAVEN’T GOT SOME/ANY COFFEE. 4.MIKE EATS VERY LITLTE/FEW VEGETABLES. 5.CAN YOU GET SOME/ANY MILK/ PLEASE? 6.HOW MUCH/MANY MEAT DO YOU NEED?