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2 They are naming words. For example: Chair Milk Rice

3 The term “Quantifiers” comes from word “Quantity”. A quantifier is placed before a noun to tell us the amount needed. Examples of quantifiers include: muchmanya lot of plenty ofa littlesome fewerless

4 Quantifiers are words that are used to state quantity or amount of something without stating the actually number. Quantifiers answer the questions “How many?” and “How much?” Quantifiers can be used with plural countable nouns and uncountable nouns. Quantifiers must agree with the noun.There are 3 main types of quantifiers.Quantifiers that are used with countable nouns,quantifiers that are used with uncountable nouns,and the 3 type are quantifiers that are used with either countable nouns or uncountable nouns.

5 1. Neutral quantifiers Some and any: several, a number of, enough Some and any are both quantifiers and articles. In many contexts, some is the plural indefinite article, the plural of "a" or "an"; but more often, some implies a limited quantity, and for this reason has the value of a quantifier. Examples: I've got some apples in my basket and some water in my bottle. I haven't got any apples in my basket, nor any water in my bottle. Several and a number of imply "more than one, but less than a lot". They are not usually used in negative or interrogative structures, only in affirmative statements. Examples: There are several books / a number of books by J.Z.Plummerman in our library. Several people / A number of people said that they'd seen the missing child.

6 Enough implies a sufficient quantity; it is used in affirmations, negations and questions. Examples: We can get tickets for the concert, I've got enough money now. Have you got enough money for the tickets? 2. Large quantity quantifiers much, many, lots of, plenty of, numerous, a large number of, etc. Much and many: much is used with non count nouns (always in the singular); many is used with count nouns in the plural. Examples: I have many reasons for thinking that this man is innocent. Much whisky is of very good quality.

7 Lots of, a lot of, plenty of, a large number of, numerous. Examples: A lot of whisky / A good proportion of whisky / Plenty of whisky...... I have plenty of / a lot of / a large number of reasons for thinking..... 3. Small quantity quantifiers few, a few, little, a little, not many, not much, a small number of, etc.. Little, a little, not much are used with non count nouns. Few, a few, not many are used with count nouns in the plural. Examples: Few people can speak more than three languages A few (of the) paintings in this gallery are really good. There's little point in trying to mend it. You'll never succeed! I've got a little money left; let's go and have a drink.

8 Much:uncountable nouns(milk,marmalade,money,time etc.) How much money have you got? I don`t have much money. Many:countable nouns(bottles of milk,jars of marmalade,dollars,minutes etc.) How many dollars have you got? I have many friends.

9 Quantifiers for Countable Nouns Quantifiers for Uncountable Nouns Many Few Much Less A little Quantifiers for Both Countable & Uncountable Nouns


11 A bottle of oil A liter of water A bottle of milk A bottle of vinegar

12 A slice of ham A slice of cheese A slice of bread A slice of onion

13 A bunch of grapes A bunch of bananas A bunch of tomatoes

14 A box of cereal A box of spaghetti A box of crackers A box of raisins


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