Quantifiers, Countable and Uncountable

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Do you know your Quantifiers, countable and uncountable?

A quantifier is a word or phrase used before a noun to indicate an amount or quantity of a thing. Examples of quantifiers include many, much, a lot of, and a little. Some quantifiers can only be used with countable nouns, while others are only used with uncountable nouns, and some can be used with both. Here are three lists of quantifiers for use with uncountable and countable nouns and those you can use with both. And below are some exercises so you can practice using quantifiers:)

Quantifiers with Uncountable Nouns

MUCH

a little

little

very little

a bit (of)

a great deal of

a large amount of

a large quantity of

Quantifiers with Countable Nouns

MANY

a few

few

very few

a number (of)

several

a great number of

a large number of

a majority of

Quantifiers For Both

all

enough

more/ most

less/least

no/none

not any

some

any

a lot of

lots of

plenty of

Choose the correct word for the sentence.

a lot of,  several,   a few,   a little,   plenty of,   many,   much,   some,

  1. There aren’t ……………….. car parks in the centre of the city,

  2. There are ……………… takeaway places in the city.

  3. Hurry up! We only have …………….. minutes before the train leaves.

  4. We saw …………… beautiful scenery when we went for a drive in the country.

  5. There are …………….. shops near the university.

  6. Did it rain …………. in your city today?

  7. You can get ………… sleep tomorrow

Answers: 1) many 2) a lot of 3) a few 4) some 5) several 6) much 7) plenty of

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