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    Verbal Ability – Quantifiers – Notes For W.B.C.S. Examination.

    A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity. Quantifiers can be used with countable and uncountable nouns. Some examples of quantifiers (in bold) are.Continue Reading Verbal Ability – Quantifiers – Notes For W.B.C.S. Examination.

    • 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.

    Quantifiers that are used with uncountable nouns

    • much
    • a little/little/very little
    • a bit (of)
    • a great deal of
    • a large amount of
    • a large quantity of

    Quantifiers that are used with countable nouns

    • many
    • a few/few/very few
    • a number (of)
    • a majority of
    • several
    • a large number of
    • a great number of

    Quantifiers that can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns

    • all
    • enough
    • more/most
    • less/least
    • lots of
    • plenty of
    • no/none
    • not any
    • some
    • any
    • a lot of

    Important

    • ‘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.

     

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