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CICLO 2015-I Mdulo:II

Unidad: 3

Semana: 6



With plural count Nouns

A few

With non count nouns

A great deal
A little

With both, count and non count

A lot (of), lots (of)
Plenty (of)
None (of the),

With singular count nouns


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

Too many (count)

They describe a quantity that is more than

it should be. Only use them if there is a

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


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

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.

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
I drink enough water.

She cant be on the basketball

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

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?

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

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
a slice of, a piece of, a strip of,
a spoon of
a pound of, a scoop of, a quart of,
a bottle of, carton of, a jar of, a bag
a gallon of, a loaf of, an ear of, a
head of,
a roll of, a tube of, a bar of, a bunch

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
She has many (of) friends.
He put a little (of) milk in his

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