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Indefinite quantities

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Indefinite quantities

  1. 1. Some and any <ul><li>We use some and any with uncountable nouns (always singular, like time, water, money ) and countable nouns in plural (like CDs , apples , shoes …). </li></ul><ul><li>So, these sentences are all wrong: </li></ul><ul><li>*I’ve got a CDs. </li></ul><ul><li>*You’ve got an apples. </li></ul><ul><li>*He’s got a shoes. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Some <ul><li>We use some in affirmative sentences, with the meaning: una mica de, uns/es, alguns/es . It is not always translated. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve got some time. </li></ul><ul><li>She’s got some CDs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Any <ul><li>We use any in negative and interrogative sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>In negative sentences with the meaning: gens de, res de, cap. It is not always translated. </li></ul><ul><li>I haven’t got any time. </li></ul><ul><li>She hasn’t got any CDs. </li></ul><ul><li>In interrogative sentences with the meaning: una mica de, algun/a. It is not always translated. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got any time? </li></ul><ul><li>Has she got any CDs? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Much , many and a lot of <ul><li>We use much with uncountable nouns (always singular, like time, water, money ), and only in negative sentences . </li></ul><ul><li>I haven’t got much time. </li></ul><ul><li>*I have got much time. </li></ul><ul><li>We use many with countable nouns in plural (like CDs , apples , shoes …). </li></ul><ul><li>She has got many CDs. She hasn’t got many CDs. Has she got many CDs? </li></ul><ul><li>We use a lot of with uncountable nouns (always singular) and countable nouns in plural. </li></ul><ul><li>I have got a lot of time. I haven’t got a lot of time. Have you got a lot of time? </li></ul><ul><li>She has got a lot of CDs. She hasn’t got a lot of CDs. Has she got a lot of CDs? </li></ul>

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