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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