GRAMMAR 21: QUANTIFIERS, part 1

GRAMMAR 21: QUANTIFIERS, part 1

Hello everyone!! How is it going? Today it´s very hot, isn´t it? Could you tell how hot it is? A lot? Can you ‘count’ the heat? To count things we use quantifiers. How many quantifiers are there? When do we use one or the other? If you don´t know the answers to these questions, you must read this post. Go on!

QUANTIFIERS

Quantifiers are words that we use to quantify things. In this post we´re going to talk about some of them.

Small quatities

We use A LITTLE, A FEW, VERY LITTLE, VERY FEW.

-We use LITTLE + uncountable nouns and FEW + plural countable nouns.

-A LITTLE = A FEW = some, but not a lot.

-VERY LITTLE = VERY FEW = not much /not many.

LARGE QUANTITIES

We use A LOT, A LOT OF, LOTS OF, MANY, MUCH and PLENTY OF.

-We use A LOT OF or LOTS OF in affirmative sentences and A LOT when there is no noun.

-MUCH and MANY are normally used in negative sentences and interrogative sentences. (A LOT OF can also be used!)

-We use PLENTY OF in affirmative sentences to mean ‘as much as we need or more’.

EXAMPLES

*My father speaks A LITTLE English.

*I have VERY LITTLE time.

*There are A FEW cinemas in the city.

*My sister has LOTS OF friends.

*There aren´t MANY shops near here.

*Do you watch MUCH TV?

.

And that´s all for now.

Do you have any doubts? If so, leave us a comment.

Once more, thanks for visiting our blog!!

teacher
teacher