QUANTIFIERS We use quantifiers: - When we want to give someone information about the number/amount (cantidad) of something. -They answer to the question how much or how many?(Cuánto/s) -It generally comes before the noun. “I don't eat much coffee” “I exercise a lot” MUCH-MANY 1.- Much+uncountable noun. It's not generally used in + sentences. Eg. I haven't got much money 2.-Many+countable nouns. Eg “I've got many Harry Potter's books” “I don't eat many apples a day” 3.- A lot+countable/uncountable nouns. Eg: I like eating a lot. I have a lot of books at home. I have a lot of work this week. TOO MUCH/TOO MANY/TOO We use them to say “more than is good” (más de lo normal, demasiado). Use too much + uncountable noun or after a verb. Eg” I have too much work” “He talks too much” Use too many+countable nouns. Eg “I eat too many cakes” Use too+adjective Eg “I'm too tired”(right) NOT “I'm too much tired”(wrong) ENOUGH WE USE ENOUGH: 1.-Before a noun to mean “all that is necessary”(suficiente). Eg. “Do you drink enough water? I don't do enough exercise. 2.-Use enough after a verb with no object. Eg. “She doesn't sleep enough” 3.- Use enough after an adjective or adverb. Eg. “My fridge isn't big enough” LITTLE/FEW LITTLE+UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS (singular nouns) Eg.The secretary has little will to do her job. (La secretaria tiene poca voluntad para hacer su trabajo) FEW+COUNTABLE NOUNS (plural nouns) Eg.There are few books at the Public Library.(Hay pocos libros en la Biblioteca Pública) A FEW A FEW = some (algunos, unos pocos)sentido + FEW = hardly any (pocos,casi ninguno)sentido Examples: They need a few friends to be happy. Necesitan pocos amigos para ser felices. En el sentido de "con pocos son felices". He has few friends. "Él tiene pocos amigos". (Sentido negativo) A LITTLE -Con el artículo determinado "a" delante "a few" y "a little" tienen un significado más positivo (mejor que nada, más de lo esperado). A LITTLE = some (algo,un poco)sentido + LITTLE = hardly any(casi nada,practicamente nada)sentido Example: -A little exercise a day would do you good.Un poco de ejercicio al día te hará bien.