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what are Quantifiers? 

Quantifiers are a type of determiners (a little, a lot of, or many) that expresses the quantity of something.

 Quantifiers usually take place in front of nouns (as in many cars), but they may also work as pronouns as follow (as All have returned).

Quantifiers can be a group of words (such as a lot of).

Quantifiers are answering the following questions:

  • how many? ( for countable nouns)
  • how much? ( for uncountable nouns)
Quantifies that are used with uncountable nouns:

  • much
  • a little/little/very little
  • a bit (of)
  • a great deal of
  • a large amount of
  • a large quantity of
Examples:
  • I like coffee with little sugar.
  • We export a large quantity of green tea to Canada.
  • They fish a large amount of fish today.

Quantifies that are used with both countable uncountable nouns:

  • all
  • enough
  • more/most
  • less/least
  • no/none
  • not any
  • some
  • any
  • a lot of
  • lots of
  • plenty of
Examples:
  • All my family's laptops are made in China.
  • She got enough money from the previous project.
  • There is not any car in the parking now.

Quantifies that are used with countable nouns:
  • many
  • a few/few/very few
  • a number (of)
  • several
  • a large number of
  • a great number of
Examples:
  • Many students are absent today.
  • I use very few words in my sentences.
  • My mother has a large number of shoes.


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