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Quantifiers: some, any, much, many, lots of and a lot of.

Check how to use them and when to use them.
by Leví Pérez Peredo on 8 September 2013

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Transcript of Quantifiers: some, any, much, many, lots of and a lot of.

How to use them
Quantifiers:
Some, any, many, much, a lot of
lots of.

You can use "
some
" in questions and sentences, let's see first questions.
Some
Do you want
some
fruit?
Do you want
some
aspirins?
Would you like to eat
some
pizza?
Would you like to drink
some
tea?
"
Some
" expresses existence in affirmative sentences. It is always used in affirmative sentences.
"Some" for sentences
We have
some
lettuce,
some
tomatoes and
some
potatoes.
They have
some
information about the teacher.
Remember that "
some
" in sentences is always used in affirmative, never in negative.
"
Some
" is used in questions for invitations.
Example:
Do you want
some
water?
Do you want
some
cookies?
Would you like
some
sugar?
Questions with "
any
"
You use
any
in questions to ask for existence.
Any
Is there
any
milk?
Are there
any
chocolates? Do you have
any
tomatoes?
Do you have
any
cookies?

They don´t have
any
pears.
There aren´t
any
oranges
The aren't
any
cheese in the fridge.
Any
in sentences is always used in a negative form.
Sentences
Remember to use any only in negative sentences.
"
A lot of
" and "
lots of
" have the same meaning: They both mean a large amount or number of people or things.
A lot of, lots of.
You can use it, in affirmative and negative sentences.
We have
a lot of
apples.
We have
a lot of
coffee.
They have
lots of
bananas.
She has
lots of
kids.
Much and many
If a noun is in singular, we use "
much
".
Example:
much money.

If a noun is in plural, we use "
many
".
Example:
many friends
In everyday English, we normally use
much / many
only in questions and negative clauses.
Example:
How
much
money do you have?
How
many
apples do we have?
Carla does not have
many
friends.
In positive clauses with
so
, as or
too
, we also use
much / many
.
Example:
Carlos has
so

many
friends.
Kevin has
too

much
money.
Countable and
uncountable nouns
Lets now recognize the difference in use between the
countable
and
uncountable
nouns.
Countable
nouns are things you can count.
For example:
one apple, two apples and three apples
Countable
Nouns can be used in Singular and Plural.
For example:
A hat-----------------------hats
A bag----------------------bags
Uncountable
nouns are things you see as a whole, things you can not count.
Uncountable
nouns have only one form.
Uncountable
nouns cannot be plural
Money------------------
x moneys x
Water--------------------
x waters x
Furniture-------------------
x furnitures x
Presentation made by Leví Pérez Peredo
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