Verbal Ability - Quantifiers


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A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity. Quantifiers can be used with countable and uncountable nouns. Some examples of quantifiers (in bold) are −

  • There are some books on the desk

  • He's got only a few dollars.

  • How much money have you got?

  • There is a large quantity of fish in this river.

Quantifiers that are used with uncountable nouns

  • much
  • a little/little/very little
  • a bit (of)
  • a great deal of
  • a large amount of
  • a large quantity of

Quantifiers that are used with countable nouns

  • many
  • a few/few/very few
  • a number (of)
  • a majority of
  • several
  • a large number of
  • a great number of

Quantifiers that can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns

  • all
  • enough
  • more/most
  • less/least
  • lots of
  • plenty of
  • no/none
  • not any
  • some
  • any
  • a lot of

Important

  • ‘Few’, ‘very few’ mean that there is not enough of something.
  • ‘A few’ means that there is not a lot of something, but there is enough.
  • ‘Little’, ‘very little’ mean that there is not enough of something.
  • ‘A little’ means that there is not a lot of something, but there is enough.


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