Quantitative Determiners


Determiners are modifiers of nouns. They can provide a wide range of information. Those used to indicate the quantity of something are called Quantitative Determiners or Quantifiers.

We use Quantitative Determiners/Quantifiers to describe the quantity of something. You can find the main Quantitative Determiners/Quantifiers below:

  • None (of);
  • A number of;
  • Enough (of);
  • A lot (of);
  • Most (of);
  • All (of).
  • I have three leather jackets, he has none.
    None of their children has dark skin.
  • A number of pilots were waiting.
  • There isn’t enough red wine for everyone.
    There are enough of us to get the group price.
  • A lot can happen in a long trip.
    A lot of things can happen in a long trip.
  • This plant has the most strawberries.
    Most of the students in our university are from France.
  • All my friends like drawing.
    All of my friends like drawing.

We use Quantitative Determiners to indicate the quantity of something.

  • None (of) (not any, not one or no person);
  • A number of (more than two but fewer than many);
  • Enough (of) (quantity, quality, or scope that meets requirements, demands, or expectations);
  • A lot (of) (a large number in quantity, scale or degree);
  • Most (of) (greatest in quantity, scale, or degree, majority);
  • All (of) (every one or every thing, the entire amount or number).

We use Determiners to modify nouns. Determiners which indicate the quantity of something are Quantitative Determiners/Quantifiers.

The main Quantifiers are: None (of), a number of, enough (of), a lot (of), most (of) and all (of).

For example:
— “Most of my friends are rich.” = It shows the quantity of the object.
— “All my troubles seem far away.” = It shows the quantity of the object.

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.