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QUANTIFIERS

Some modifiers that show quantity depend on what type of noun they're modifying.
Type of
noun
Quantifiers Examples
countablemany
few
a few
We have many storms in the spring around here.
There are few sunny days in April.
Still, a few bright mornings are enough for the kids.
uncountablemuch
little
a little
I think there's too much light in this room.
In addition, there's very little fresh air here.
Get me a little food anyway.
Some nouns can be countable or uncountable, depending on their meanings. In such a case, use the quantifier that fits the noun's usage.

  • There are few lights in this room.
    (Lights = physical things you can turn on and off.)
  • There is little light in this room.
    (Light = the quality that makes things visible.)
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