- Quantifier is a word or group of words used to express an amount (how many or how much).
- Quantifier is a word used to indicate the quality of objects and can also as a word that indicates the number of objects mentioned.The quantifier form may consist of only one word (example: few, little, many), or complex phrases (example: a lot of, none of, a couple of).
few = determiner
Few come on time.
few = pronoun/subject of sentence
Combinations of Quantifier with Noun
Some quantifiers can add information both countable and uncountable noun.
Quantifier + Countable / Uncountable noun
some, any, enough, a lot of, lots of, most, most of the, plenty of, all of the, lack of
- Would you mind giving me some advice?
- Some students prefer to learn on their own for the exam, while others do not
- There’re not enough chairs for uninvited guests.
- Do you have enough money?
- She has a lot of cats.
- Do you need a lot of sugar?
2. Quantifier + Countable Noun
a few, few, several, a couple of, many, none of
- He has a few ties
- None of his sport shoesis in a good condition.
- Several people rented the car.
3. Quantifier + Uncountable Noun
a little, little, not much, a great deal of, a good deal of, a bit of, no
- Ria has a little money in her pocket.
- I don’thave much money in this time.
- You need a great deal of money to buy a lamborghini car.