Unit 3.2

Quantitative Determiners: use

Determiners

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We use quantitative determiners with countable and uncountable nouns to indicate the quantity of something.

Countable nouns:

  • (A) few = Little amount of something;
  • Both = One and the other of a pair of things;
  • Many = Big amount of separated objects.

Uncountable nouns:

  • (A) little = Small amount of something;
  • Much = Big amount of a mass;
  • Some = Undefined but considerable amount of something.

Example

Countable nouns

  • Were there only a few people at work?
  • There are shops on both sides of the street.
  • So many people visit London in winter.

Uncountable nouns

  • How little sugar is left?
  • We do not have much time.
  • Some people like football and basketball.
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