Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

As much a snew

502 views

Published on

about comparisons

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

As much a snew

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CHIMBORAZO FACULTA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACIÓN HUMANAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS LANGUAGES SCHOOL FIFTH SEMESTER GRAMMAR V TOPIC: AS MUCH AS AS MANY AS AS FEW AS AS LITTLE AS PROFESSOR: MSG. MAGDALENA ULLAURI STUDENTS: JENNIFER FLORES DIANA MENDOZA MARZO - AGOSTO 2015
  2. 2. AS MUCH AS As many as must be followed by a cardinal number with a plural count noun (or with plural count noun understood): (a) He drinks as many as three bottles of milk a day. (b) Gertrude wants as many as five children. (c) Henry watches as many as twenty-five television programs per week. (d) If you take that road, you’ll see as many as twenty old, abandoned plantations. (e) The pizza company delivers as many as two hundred pizzas per night. As much as, however, can also be followed by a cardinal number with a plural count noun when it refers to a quantity involving time, money, distance, weight, or noncount mass, as in sentences (f) through (k) below; in fact, in these instances, as much as usually appears: (f) If you travel by car, it can take as much as three days to get across Texas. (g) Madison could spend as much as $5,000 on one shopping trip. (h) The pizza company delivers over a wide area – over a radius of as much as ten miles in some places. (i) Carole never stops eating. She’ll gain as much as fifty pounds this year if she doesn’t change her habits. (j) The company hopes to export as much as 500,000,000 pounds of rice next year. (k) He drinks as much as three bottles of milk a day. As I remember, the use of much/many must agree with the noun that it is modifying. The example: Our factory produces as much as 50 tons of fuel per year. In this case, much is used since fuel is a non-count noun. I would also agree with the sentence:
  3. 3. He drinks as many as 3 bottles of milk a day. Many is used since the matter of importance is the incredible volume of three bottles. So the quantifier many are agreeing with is "bottles." Uncountable nouns: much time, much effort, much energy.. As much as I love Mel Gibson, this movie is just too violent for me. AS MANY AS When we want to make comparisons referring to quantity, we use as much as with uncountable nouns and as many as with plural nouns:  Greg makes as much money as Mick but not as much as Neil.  They try to give them as much freedom as they can.  There weren’t as many people there as I expected. We can use as much as and as many as before a number to refer to a large number of something:  Scientists have discovered a planet which weighs as much as 2,500 times the weight of Earth.  There were as many as 50 people crowded into the tiny room. Countable nouns: many books, many coins, many girls.. AS FEW AS We use the comparison as few as when we are speaking about countable nouns for example few books, few pencils, few tickets... We use as few as when we want to compare on less to difference between two people things or animals. EXAMPLES
  4. 4. My sister has as few pencils as her friend AS LITTLE AS We use as little as when we want to compare two nouns uncountable for example little sugar, little rain, little water... EXAMPLES  As little as 2 grammes of it is enough to kill you.  I have as little water as juice for my party.  Bibliografía education, p. (2012, may 23). pearson education. Retrieved from pearson education: http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/azar/grammar_ex/message_board/archive/articles/ 00008.htm press, o. u. (2015). oxford learners dictionaries. Retrieved mayo 5, 2015, from oxford learners dictionaries: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/physical_1 university, c. (n.d.). cambridge dictionary online. Retrieved may 24, 2015, from cambridge dictionary online: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/es/gramatica/gramatica-britanica/as- as university, o. (2015). oxford lernears dictionarities. Retrieved mayo 05, 2015, from oxford lernears dictionarities: http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/natural_1
  5. 5. a) Con sustantivos contables: "few" few books, few pencils, few tickets... b) Con sustantivos "incontables": "little" little sugar, little rain, little water... Ejemplos: She is very friendly and has a lot of friends I don't have many paintings in my flat When you were unemployed, did you receive much help from your family? This bookshop has few books about Spanish history There is little hope that the hostage will be released The words much and many mean a lot of. If a noun is in singular, we use much Example: much money If a noun is in plural, we use many Example: many friends As much as I love Mel Gibson, this movie is just too violent for me. Por más que me guste Mel Gibson, esta película es demasiado violenta para mí. Nobody can eat as much as my brother! Nadie puede comer tanto como mi hermano. I always eat as much as possible at Thanksgiving dinner. Siempre como tanto como sea posible en la cena de Acción de Gracias. I try to exercise as much as possible. Trato de hacer ejercicio todo lo posible. On a good day I have seen as many as 80 species of birds. En un buen día he llegado a ver hasta 80 especies distintas de pájaros. As little as 2 grammes of it is enough to kill you.
  6. 6. Tan poco como dos gramos alcanzan para matarte. Una dosis tan chica como dos gramos alcanza para matarte. as much as tanto como as many as tantos como as little as tan poco como as few as tan pocos como
  7. 7. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE CHIMBORAZO FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACIÓN HUMANAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS LANGUAGES SCHOOL FIFTH SEMESTER GRAMMAR V STUDENT´S NAME: ______________________________________________ DATE: __________________________________________________________ TIME: ___10minutes_____________________________________________ TEST OBJECTIVE: Check for students recognize to use of “as much as”, “as many as”, “as little as”, “as few as”. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Write the correct word “as much as”, “as many as”, “as little as”, “as few as”.(5points) a) ________________ I love Mel Gibson, this movie is just too violent for me. b) Nobody can eat ________________ my brother! c) ________________ 2 grammes of it is enough to kill you. d) This bookshop has _________ English story books as books about Spanish history e) I have _______________ sugar as water at home. 2. Write 5 sentences using “as many as”, “as few as”, “as little as” or “as much as”.(5points) i) ____________________________________________________ ii) ____________________________________________________ iii) ____________________________________________________ iv) ____________________________________________________ v) ____________________________________________________ SIGNATURE

×