Grammar

Countable vs Uncountable Nouns – Trinity ISE I Grammar (quantifiers)

Countable vs Uncountable Nouns – Trinity ISE I Grammar (quantifiers)

Knowledge of countable and uncountable nouns is useful in order to use quantifiers (Trinity ISE I Grammar Function). Countable vs Uncountable Nouns – Trinity ISE I Grammar (quantifiers)

 

Quantifers – ISE I Trinity Grammar Function

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 Quantifiers – ISE I Trinity Grammar Function

1. When do we use much and many?

      • much: is used with uncountable nouns (milk, water, money, time etc.)
      • many: is used with countable nouns (bottles of milk, litres of water, euros, hours etc.)

Generally, we use much and many more often in negatives and questions. We prefer to use a lot of in the affirmative

A lot of can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns

Quantifiers – ISE I Trinity Grammar Function

Example

      • Do you have much money? (question)
      • I don’t have much money (negative)
      • I have a lot of money (affirmative)
      • Do you have many friends? (question)
      • I don’t have many friends (negative)
      • I have a lot of friends (affirmative)

 

2. When do we use a little/little and a few/few?

We use little and few (without the article) to indicate a small quantity

      • little = not much
      • few = not many

 

      • little: is used uncountable nouns (milk, water, money, time etc.)
      • few: countable nouns (bottles of milk, litres of water, euros, hours etc.)

We use a little and a few (with the article) to indicate some quantity

      • a little = some
      • a few = some

Examples:

      • He has a little money left.
      • He has a few euros left.




2. When do we use some and any?

We use some and any for plural countable nouns & uncountable nouns

Generally,

      • some= affirmative
      • any = negative
      • any = questions

Examples

      • Is there any chocolate in the fridge?
      • This is some chocolate in the fridge
      • There’s isn’t any chocolate in the fridge

NOTE: when can some be used in questions? You sometimes see “some” used in questions if the answer to the question is expected to be affirmative.

Example:

Can I have some chocolate?” is used because the speaker thinks the answer will be yes

(you can try an ISE I Trinity listening exam about chocolate here)

Quantifiers – ISE I Trinity Grammar Function

– ISE I Trinity Grammar Function

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National Environment Concerns Phrasal Verbs – ISE II Trinity

National Environment Concerns Phrasal Verbs – ISE II Trinity

National Environment Concerns Phrasal Verbs – ISE II Trinity

Knowledge of phrasal verbs will impress the examiner. Make sure you know 5 phrasal verbs for each Trinity ISE II subject area. They could appear in the ISE II Reading or ISE II listening, or you could produce them in the ISE II speaking or ISE II writing.

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ISE III & ISE IV Trinity Advanced Grammar: ◗◗ Hedging and Boosting

ISE III & ISE IV Trinity Advanced Grammar: Hedging and Boosting

In order to pass ISE III or ISE IV Trinity, you must use advanced language functions in your speaking and writing exams. ISE III & ISE IV Trinity Advanced Grammar: Hedging and Boosting

 

Here is one way to do this:

 

ISE III & ISE IV Trinity Advanced Grammar: Hedging and Boosting

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ISE III & ISE IV Trinity Advanced Grammar: Hedging and Boosting

Structures for giving advice – Trinity ISE1 & ISE2 English

Structures for giving advice

The ISE II Trinity exams are all about functions, functions, functions!

In order to demonstrate you have you have the level, you need to use the grammar and language functions.

The most commonly expected language function in the collaborative language stage is GIVING ADVICE (another common one is modals of speculation).

The most basic structures for giving advice is YOU SHOULD but remember: “you should” is boring ISE I grammar.

We want exciting grammar! 

Structures for giving advice