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CICLO 2015-I Mdulo:II

Unidad: 3

Semana: 6

INGLS V

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With plural count Nouns

Many
Several
A few
few

With non count nouns

Much
A great deal
A little
little

With both, count and non count

All
Most
A lot (of), lots (of)
Enough
Plenty (of)
Some
None (of the),
no

With singular count nouns


Each
every

How much?
Used with non count nouns in
questions and negative sentences.
I dont have much time.
I have a lot of free time.

Too much (non

count)
Too many (count)

They describe a quantity that is more than


it should be. Only use them if there is a
problem.

He has a good job. He earns too


much money.

He earns a lot of money.

I am too sick to go to work today.


I am very tired. I am going to
stay home today.
Dont use very before a verb.

Dont use much with an


affirmative statement.

There was much rain yesterday.


There was a lot of rain yesterday.

A few/a little

count/non count
A small quantity
Not a lot, but enough
Some

Few/little

count/non count
Almost none
Not enough

When we omit a, the emphasis is


on the negative. We are saying
the quantity is not enough.
Few people wanted to have a
party. The party was canceled.

I have a little money left. I can


buy that sweater.
I would like to go to Disney World
with the kids, but I have very little
money left for my bills.

I was hungry, so I ate a few nuts.


There are few cars in the parking
lot today. I wonder if there is
school.

Enough - A good quantity, what


you need
Plenty (of) enough or a little
more than enough

Would you like some coffee?


No, I have had enough coffee for
one day.
This diet requires you to drink
plenty of water.

Use too before adjectives and


adverbs. Use too much and too
many before a noun.
I am too tired to sleep.
She speaks too fast.
I ate too much chocolate.
You spend too many hours in
front of the TV.

Use enough after adjectives and


adverbs but before nouns.
Its good enough for me.
You cant drive fast enough for
me.
I drink enough water.

She cant be on the basketball


team.
1. short
2. tall

Shes too short to be on the team.


She isnt tall enough to be on the basketball team.

He cant play professional


baseball.
1. young
2. old

3. small
4. big

How many?

Used with count nouns in


affirmative and negative sentences
and in questions.
How many books do you have?

Some/Any/No
are used for questions with
plural count nouns and non
count nouns.
Any is used after a negative verb,
and no after an affirmative verb.
Do you need some napkins?
Do you want any fries?
There arent any potatoes in the
soup.

He doesnt have no time.


He doesnt have any time.
He has no time.

Non count nouns can be


measured by container, portion,
shape etc.
a can of, a bowl of, a cup of, a glass
of,
a slice of, a piece of, a strip of,
a spoon of
a pound of, a scoop of, a quart of,
a bottle of, carton of, a jar of, a bag
of,
a gallon of, a loaf of, an ear of, a
head of,
a roll of, a tube of, a bar of, a bunch

Use of with a unit of measure.


I ate three pieces of bread.
Dont use of after many, much,
a few, a little if a noun follows
directly.
She has many (of) friends.
He put a little (of) milk in his
coffee.

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