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Quantifiers in English! Quantifiers are very important words because they let us express the quantity of something. Learn the definition, useful list and examples of Quantifiers with ESL infographic.

Quantifiers in English 

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Quantifier Definition

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 the quantifier.

Examples:

  • There are some books on the desk.
  • He’s got more friends than his sister.
  • How much money have you got?
  • There is a large quantity of fish in this river.
  • He’s got only a few dollars.

List of Quantifiers

With Uncountable Nouns

  • Much
  • A bit (of)
  • Little
  • A great deal of
  • A large quantity of
  • A little
  • Very little
  • A large amount of

With Countable Nouns

  • A majority of
  • A great number of
  • Several
  • Many
  • A large number of
  • A number of
  • Few
  • A few
  • Very few

With Countable & Uncountable Nouns

  • All
  • Enough
  • None
  • No
  • Some
  • More
  • Most
  • Lots of
  • Less
  • Least
  • Any
  • Not any
  • Plenty of
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