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With plural count Nouns Many Many Several Several A few A few few few
With non count nouns Much Much A great deal A great deal A little A little little little
With both, count and non count All All Most Most A lot (of), lots (of) A lot (of), lots (of) Enough Enough Plenty (of) Plenty (of) Some Some None (of the), None (of the), no no
With singular count nouns Each Each every every
How much? Used with non count nouns in questions and negative sentences. I dont have much time. I have a lot of free time.
Too much (non count) Too many (count) They describe a quantity that is more than it should be. Only use them if there is a problem.
He has a good job. He earns too much money. He earns a lot of money.
I am too sick to go to work today. I am very tired. I am going to stay home today. Dont use very before a verb.
Dont use much with an affirmative statement. There was much rain yesterday. There was a lot of rain yesterday.
A few/a little count/non count A small quantity Not a lot, but enough Some
Few/little count/non count Almost none Not enough
When we omit a, the emphasis is on the negative. We are saying the quantity is not enough. Few people wanted to have a party. The party was canceled.
I have a little money left. I can buy that sweater. I would like to go to Disney World with the kids, but I have very little money left for my bills.
I was hungry, so I ate a few nuts. There are few cars in the parking lot today. I wonder if there is school.
Enough - A good quantity, what you need Plenty (of) – enough or a little more than enough
Would you like some coffee? No, I have had enough coffee for one day. This diet requires you to drink plenty of water.
Too and Enough Use too before adjectives and adverbs. Use too much and too many before a noun. I am too tired to sleep. She speaks too fast. I ate too much chocolate. You spend too many hours in front of the TV.
Use enough after adjectives and adverbs but before nouns. Its good enough for me. You cant drive fast enough for me. I drink enough water.
She cant be on the basketball team. 1. short 2. tall Shes too short to be on the team. She isnt tall enough to be on the basketball team.
He cant play professional baseball. 1. young 2. old 3. small 4. big
How many? Used with count nouns in affirmative and negative sentences and in questions. How many books do you have?
Some/Any/No are used for questions with plural count nouns and non count nouns. Any is used after a negative verb, and no after an affirmative verb. Do you need some napkins? Do you want any fries? There arent any potatoes in the soup.
He doesnt have no time. He doesnt have any time. He has no time.
Non count nouns can be measured by container, portion, shape etc. a can of, a bowl of, a cup of, a glass of, a can of, a bowl of, a cup of, a glass of, a slice of, a piece of, a strip of, a slice of, a piece of, a strip of, a spoon of a spoon of a pound of, a scoop of, a quart of, a pound of, a scoop of, a quart of, a bottle of, carton of, a jar of, a bag of, a bottle of, carton of, a jar of, a bag of, a gallon of, a loaf of, an ear of, a head of, a gallon of, a loaf of, an ear of, a head of, a roll of, a tube of, a bar of, a bunch of a roll of, a tube of, a bar of, a bunch of
Use of with a unit of measure. I ate three pieces of bread. Dont use of after many, much, a few, a little if a noun follows directly. She has many (of) friends. He put a little (of) milk in his coffee.