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Quantifiers

What are nouns?


They are naming words.

For Example:

RICE

CHAIR

MILK

PEOPLE

AEROPLANE

Nouns can be classified into 2 groups


Countable nouns
PEOPLE AEROPLANE CHAIR

Uncountable nouns
MILK RICE
SAND

Can You Think of Other Countable or Uncountable Nouns?

Are the following nouns countable or uncountable?

What are Quantifiers?


The term Quantifier comes from the word Quantity. A quantifier is placed before a noun to tell us the amount needed.

Examples of quantifiers include:

much plenty of

many a little less

a lot of some

fewer

How much do you already know about the usage of quantifiers?

Activity : Pair work


Working in pairs, classify the following quantifiers according to how they are used

In front of countable nouns, in front of uncountable nouns or both.

much plenty of fewer

many a little less

a lot of some

Quantifiers for Countable Nouns

Quantifiers for Uncountable Nouns much less

many A few

A little

Quantifiers for Both Countable & Uncountable Nouns

A lot of

some

plenty

Which quantifier could be used in front of the following nouns?

What about the following nouns?


MANY, A FEW, SOME, MUCH, LESS, A LITTLE, A LOT OF, PLENTY

Minutes
A few Many

Time
A Lot Of Plenty Much Less

MANY, A FEW, SOME, MUCH, LESS, A LITTLE, A LOT OF, PLENTY

Dollars & Cents

Many, Few

Money Bags of money

Much, a lot of Many, Few, Some

It is not advisable to carry too much money with you. It is not advisable to carry too many bags of money with you.

MANY, A FEW, SOME, MUCH, LESS, A LITTLE, A LOT OF, PLENTY

Food Much, a lot of, plenty

Types of Food Some, many, a few

There was so much food to eat at the buffet.

There were so many types of food to eat at the buffet.

MANY, A FEW, SOME, MUCH, LESS, A LITTLE, A LOT OF, PLENTY

Furniture

Pieces of Furniture

Mother likes to have some furniture in the room. Mother would like to have a few types of furniture in the room.

MANY, A FEW, SOME, MUCH, LESS, A LITTLE, A LOT OF, PLENTY

Cereal

Boxes of cereal

Grandfather needs to eat less sugar-coated cereal for breakfast. I can eat many boxes of cereal for breakfast.

We can use quantifiers such as some or any to ask questions.

Examples :

Do you like any of the books in the shop?


Would you like to have some biscuits?

More Learning Resources

Basic English Grammar pgs 24 27 (Revision for Countable & Uncountable Nouns) Basic English Grammar pgs 73 74 (Revision for Adjectives of quantity) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfaJzxLY_p8