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.
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