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  1. 1. QUANTIFIERS p.138
  2. 2. Large quantities (+) <ul><li>Use a lot of/lots of : </li></ul><ul><li>They have a lot of/lots of money. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of is more informal. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a lot when there is no noun: </li></ul><ul><li>I like English a lot (not I like English a lot of ). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Large quantities: (-) & (?) <ul><li>Use much with uncountable nouns. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you watch much TV? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t have much money. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use many with countable nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there many students in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>There aren’t many cafés near here. </li></ul><ul><li>In both cases you can also use a lot of . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use plenty of in (+) sentences to mean as much as we need or more. </li></ul><ul><li>No need to hurry. The film doesn’t start until 22.00 and it’s 21.00.It only takes 10 minutes to get to the cinema. We have plenty of time . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Small quantities <ul><li>Use little with uncontable nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like some sugar in your tea? Just a little please. </li></ul><ul><li>Use few with countable nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>This town has very few good restaurants. </li></ul><ul><li>Both few and little can be pre-modified by very. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hurry up! We have very little time. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. A few/a little vs. few/little <ul><li>A few / a little mean some but not a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a few close friends (some, but not a lot, so that’s ok).  </li></ul><ul><li>I have few close friends (I’m not happy with this situation, I’d like to have more)  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Zero quantity <ul><li>(-) verb: any </li></ul><ul><li>There isn’t any room in the car for your luggage. </li></ul><ul><li>(+) verb: no </li></ul><ul><li>There is no room in the car for your luggage. </li></ul><ul><li>Use none as a pronoun in short answers. </li></ul><ul><li>How much money do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>None. </li></ul>
  8. 8. More than you need or want. <ul><li>Too + adjective. </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t buy this shirt. It’s too big for me. </li></ul><ul><li>Too much + uncountable noun. </li></ul><ul><li>What I don’t like about big cities is that there is too much traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many + plural countable noun. </li></ul><ul><li>What I don’t like about big cities is that there are too many cars. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Less than you need. <ul><li>Not enough + noun </li></ul><ul><li>There aren’t enough car parks in this city. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjective + enough </li></ul><ul><li>The buses aren’t frequent enough. </li></ul>

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