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Quantifiers - (before nouns)

USE:

A quantifier, as its name implies, expresses quantity. Quantifiers can be a single word or a phrase and are used with nouns. They can be used with both a countable or an uncountable noun to express amount or quantity. (usingenglish.com)


Large quantities

a lot of / lots of / a lot / many / much / plenty

Examples:

1) - I have a lot (lots of) of money [ both go before a noun (countable and uncountable)]

Do you have shoes?
2 )- Yes, I have a lot. [ A lot goes at the end of the sentence and does not go before a noun]

3) There are many students in my class. [many is used before countable nouns]

4) I don't have much time to study. [used before uncountable nouns]

Small quantities

a little / a few >>>>> some but not a lot ------------ UN POCO DE
very little / very few >>>>> not much / not many -------- POCO/POCA


Examples:

1) My father has very little patience . (little used before uncountable nouns)

2) Do you want some sugar?
- Yes but only a little.

3) I have very few friends (few used before countable nouns)

4) In my town there are a few supermarkets.

Zero quantity

any / none

Examples

1) - I don't have any brothers ---- clase de some y any AQUI

2) How many sisters do you have?
- None [ for short answers only]


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