Unit 10.1

Quantitative Determiners

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: all (of), a lot of (lots of), a number of, enough (of), most (of), none (of)…

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

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: all (of), a lot of (lots of), a number of, enough (of), most (of), none (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.

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