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Quantifiers

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Quantifiers

  1. 1. ‘Quantifi ers By Haslinda Midy SK St Mary (M) Papar
  2. 2. What are Quantifiers? • A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity: 'Some', 'many', 'a lot of' and 'a few' are examples of quantifiers. • Quantifiers can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns.
  3. 3. ‘Some’ and ‘Any’
  4. 4. Use of ‘Some’ and ‘Any’ • Some and any are used to state the quantity, amount of something. When using some or any, the exact number is not stated. Some and any are quantifiers. • Some and any can be used when: The exact number is not known. The exact number is not important or relevant.
  5. 5. Interrogative Affirmative Negative Are there any tomatoes in the fridge? Yes, there are some. No, there aren't any. Is there any orange juice? Yes, there is some. No, there isn't any. Study the following tables
  6. 6. Study the following tables Offering Responding Would you like some coffee? Yes please, I'd like some. Making a request Responding Would you mind lending me some money? Of course, here you are.
  7. 7. Rule to follow SOME: Use some in positive (affirmative) sentences.  Some is used for both countable and uncountable nouns. Examples: I have some friends.( friends is countable) I'd like some water. (water is uncountable)
  8. 8. Rule to follow ANY: Use any for countable and countable nouns in: 1. interrogative sentences.  Examples:  Have you got any cheese? Have you got any friends? 2. negative sentences. Example: He hasn't got any cheese He hasn't got any friends in Papar.
  9. 9. Rule to follow EXCEPTION: Use some in questions when offering or requesting something. Example: •Would you like some bread? (offer) •Can I have some water, please? (request)
  10. 10. We can also add ‘thing’, ‘where’ and ‘one’ to SOME and ANY. Now, read the dialogue
  11. 11. Something, anything, somewhere, anywhere, someone ,anyone Policeman: Is there anyone at home? Criminal: Yes there is someone there! My friend. Policeman: Is there anything in your pocket? Criminal: Yes there is something. A gun! Policeman: Did you go anywhere recently? Criminal: Yes I went somewhere. I went to the old man's house to steal his money.
  12. 12. Fill in the blanks with ‘some’ and ‘any’. 1. I need a car and __________ money. 2. He would like ___________ help. 3. There aren't ___________ policemen in the street. 4. Do you know __________ plumber around here? 5. He needs to make ____________ friends. 6. Do you have _________ idea why he is always alone? 7. Charley doesn't have __________ friends, too. 8. My sister has got _______ interesting books about history. 9. My mum doesn't read _________ poetry . 10.I've got _________ news for you. 1
  13. 13. Try again the exercise below 1. Sue went to the cinema with ____ of her friends! 2. Jane doesn't have ____ friends. 3. Have you got ____ brothers or sisters? 4. Here is ____ food for the cat. 5. I think you should put ____ flowers on the table. 6. Could you check if there are ____ calls on the answering machine? 7. I don't want ____ presents for my birthday. 8. Did they have ____ news for you? 9. I'm hungry - I'll have _____ sandwiches. 10.There aren't ____ apples left. 2
  14. 14. Fill in the blanks with the correct words. 1. I need a hammer and ______ nails. 2. He does not want _______ help. 3. There are _______ sheep in the garden. 4. Do you know ________ famous people? 5. They often invite ________ friends to their home. 6. Do you have________ idea what they are doing there? 7. Charly doesn't have ________ pets. 8. My little brother already knows ______ words in English. 9. My mum doesn't speak _______ foreign languages. 10.I've got ________ sweets for you. 3
  15. 15. Now try this exercise 1. I know ________ who is 100 years old. 2. There is ________ at the door. 3. Did _________ call? 4. There wasn't _________ at home. 5. I think there is __________ in the bushes. 6. I won't tell _________ about your secret. 7. I didn't know the way, so I had to ask _________ . 8. Has _________ seen my keys? 9. I would not give my bike to ___________. 10.This jacket does not belong to __________ of us. 4
  16. 16. Let’s check the answers now.
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