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giving basic knowledge about quantifiers

Derya Durak

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of QUANTIFIERS

M A N Y A N L O T O F I T T L E M O S U C H E W few pencils a few pencils many pencils BUT NOT few
a few
many } milk
bread BECAUSE we cannot
count them THEN, we use
a few,
for countable nouns
like pencil, apple, bag, friend,
not like sugar, money, rice, etc. many books many bags many oranges many children We can count all of them (1, 2, 3, ... 10, ...) - Is there any bread? - Oh my God! There is little bread. - Then, I go and buy some bread. - Is there any bread? - There is a little bread. - OK. There is no need to go to the market. much money much butter much juice much homework BUT many bottles of juice because we can count bottles but not juice! a lot of traffic a lot of work a lot of students a lot of cars a lot of is used
both for countable
and uncountable
nouns There are some bananas. There are some books. There is some salt on the table. There is some milk in the fridge. We use "some" for;
both countable and
uncountable nouns
in positive sentences. - Is there any chocolate
in the fridge?
- No, there is not any
chocolate. - Is there any pens on the table?
- No, there are not any pens. - Is there any money on you?
- Yes, there is some money on me. We use "any" for;
both countable and
uncountable nouns
in negative sentences
or in questions.
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