Unitat 13

Quantifiers

We use quantifiers when we want to give someone information about the number of something: how much or how many. The quantifier generally comes before the noun (or noun phrase).

Contingut exercicis

Some of the quantifiers are used with countable and uncountable nouns:

  • None of this money is mine. → “money” is uncountable.
  • None of his old friends knew what had happened to him “friends” is countable.
  • All students need to study for the exam. → “students” is countable.
  • Have you drunk all the milk? → “milk” is uncountable.
  • I would like more soup, please. → “soup” is uncountable.
  • We need more chairs → “chairs” is countable.
  • I want less responsibility at work. → “responsibility” is uncountable.
  • That’s too many for me. Can I have less strawberries? → “strawberries” is countable.

 

Others can only be used with countable or uncountable nouns:

a) Countable:   I ate some biscuits, but not many. → “biscuits” is countable.

Few snakes are dangerous → “snakes” is countable.

b) Uncountable: I've put some salt, but not much. → “salt” is uncountable.

  They had little money to spend. → “money” is uncountable.

Notice that “some” can also be used with both countable and uncountable nouns: some chocolates and some salt.

 

If we are talking about two people or things we use: both, either and neither.

Jack likes neither football nor basketball. He prefers baseball.

 

However, we use every or each with a singular noun to mean all:

There was a party in every street = There were parties in all streets.

Each child was given a prize = All children were given a prize.

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.