A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity:'
Some', 'many', 'a lot of' and 'a few' are examples of quantifiers.
Quantifiers can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns.
- There are some books on the desk
- He's got only a few dollars.
- How much money have you got?
- There is a large quantity of fish in this river.
- He's got more friends than his sister.
Example of quantifiers -
With Uncountable Nouns :mucha little/little/very little *a bit (of)a great deal ofa large amount ofa large quantity ofWith Bothallenoughmore/mostless/leastno/nonenot anysomeanya lot oflots ofplenty ofWith Countable Nounsmanya few/few/very few **a number (of)severala large number ofa great number ofa majority of* NOTE
- few, very few mean that there is not enough of something.
a few means that there is not a lot of something, but there is enough.
- little, very little mean that there is not enough of something.
a little means that there is not a lot of something, but there is enough.