What are Quantifiers?
a word or phrase that is used before a noun to show the amount of it that is being considered
Types of Quantifiers
Quantifiers with Countable Nouns
|A couple||None of|
- You have several paintings which are worth millions.
- We have several problems to solve
- I cut down a couple of trees in the forest
- She bought a couple of bikes for her nieces.
- None of the trees was cut down
- None of my friends came to the party
- There are many people who want to help you out
- We have many cats and dogs at home
- Thousands of people came to the party
- Thousands of people left their homes after volcano eruption
- Both trees from your yard were cut down
- Both of them came to my office and asked for a raise.
- Neither one of them made a contribution to the project.
- Neither one of them brought what they promised
Quantifiers with Non-Countable Nouns
|Not much||A little|
|Little||A bit of|
|A good deal||A great deal|
- I have a great deal of confidence in this team.
- A good deal of attention needs to be devoted to little children.
- I need a little bit of help with the programming assignment
- There is not much action in this movie
- With very little I keep the organization alive.
Quantifiers with Countable and Non-Countable Nouns
- all of the trees/
- some trees/ water
- most of the trees/
- enough trees/ information
- a lot of trees/ information
- lots of trees/ water
- plenty of trees/ information
- a lack of trees/ water
- All of the trees were cut down
- Some information has been leaked to the public
- Most of the oceans are polluted
- I don’t have enough money to get until the end of the month
- There is a lack of water in distant communities