Quantifiers Examples | Correct Use of Quantifiers
Quantifiers are words that precede & modify nouns. Quantifiers can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. Some quantifiers examples are given below with explanation.
Incorrect: North Korea will face much challenges in the future.
Correct: North Korea will face many challenges in the future.
Explanation:- much is used with Uncountable nouns whereas ‘many’ is used with countable nouns.
Incorrect: Ravi could not write a letter because there was a little ink in the pen.
Correct: Ravi could not write a letter because there was little ink in the pen.
Explanation:- little:- almost negligible, a little:- Very low (in quantity)
Q. I had a few eggs in the fridge, so we need to go to the market to buy them.
1) a little 2) few 3) little 4) No improvement
Explanation:– few:- almost negligible, a few:- Very few (in number)
Note:- few is used for countable nouns and little is used for uncountable nouns
Ex:-There is a few milks in the glass. (incorrect)
There is a little milk in the glass. (correct)
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Incorrect: I don’t have some books to read.
Correct: I don’t have any books to read.
Explanation:- ‘some’ is a word that used in a positive sentence and ‘any’ is used in a negative and interrogative sentence
Q. Do you have some sugar? [SSC 2016]
1) any sugar 2) little sugar
3) small sugar 4) No improvement
Ans: any sugar
Incorrect: Every student is brilliant.
Incorrect: Every students are brilliant.
Correct: Every student is brilliant.
Incorrect: I need some advices.
Correct: I need some advice.
Incorrect: All of students passed the examination.
Correct: All of the students passed the examination.
Incorrect: All the money were spent.
Correct: All the money was spent.