Quantifiers – Not all of them, but a few of them! Quantifiers | ‘some’ ‘lots of’ ‘a few of’ ‘most’ 'loads of'
One of / a few of / some of / most of / all of / none of
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One of / a few of / some of / Most of / All of / None of
Pronunciation of /of/
What happens with countable/uncountable nouns?
Here are some colloquial quantifiers:
plenty of (biscuits) heaps of (room in our flat) a load of (rubbish) loads of (people) tons of (potatoes in the oven)
a couple of (mistakes) hundreds of (people in the street)
Some quantifiers can be used only with uncountable nouns:
a little (money – uncountable)
A few (euros – countable)
(not) much (traffic – “There wasn’t much traffic on the roads this morning.” – uncountable)
many (“We have many listeners” – countable)
a bit of (cake)
a great deal of (money)
a good deal of (snow)
a little / little – “She has little experience in customer service.” “She has a little experience in customer service.”
a few / few – “There were a few students in my class today.” / “There were few students in my first class today.” (Not many)
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