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Quantifiers

Added by Tomasz H. 14 August 2014 in category: English, Grammar, Learning tips

With countable nouns

many

I don't have many clothes

several

Several of my friends studied in London

a number of

A large number of invitations has been sent

a few/few

Quite a few people have had the same problem

very few

A very few people are out there playing basketball

a large number of

I am quite concerned for the future of a large number of European manufacturers

a great number of

A great number of students have left already

a majority of

The majority of the employees have university degrees

 

With uncountable nouns

much

Much work remains to be done

a bit of

There's quite a bit of variation within the fibers that an individual spider can make

a little/little/very little

I only know a little about my grandparents

a great deal of

A great deal of effort has gone into making the software reliable

a large quantity of/a large amount of

The US have access to a large quantity of private data on millions of Europeans

With both

all

Who's eaten all the cake?

enough

They had enough fuel for one week

more

He knows more about computers than I do

most

She's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen

some

We met some interesting people at the party

none/no

None of these patients had serious infections

any/not any

I didn't take my camera, so I can't take any pictures

a lot of

Are there a lot of empty restaurants in your city?

lots of

They want to have lots of children

plenty of

We've got plenty of time before we need to leave for the airport

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