Questions tagged [quantifiers]

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on both sides/on the two sides

a. The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on all sides. b. The conflict claimed about two hundred lives on the three sides. Do those mean all in all there were two hundred lives lost or ...
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Usage of quantifier with an indefinite pronoun

When an indefinite pronoun is modified by a quantifier, does it always come after indefinite pronoun? Eg: "Nothing much happened today".
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How do we use invariable plurals?

I'm trying to get my head round how we use so called invariable plurals. I have been through about a million different sites now, and come up with the following: (i) There are three main groups of ...
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How do you quantify the flesh of “fish” that is used as food

I think we can say: I see two fish in the water. Since it is a countable noun when it refers to: An animal that lives in water, and uses its fins and tail to swim But both Lexico and ...
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Does “a range of” have the same meaning as “a number of” or “many”?

Does a range of have the same meaning as a number of or many?
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Can we use these without “of”?

Quantifiers:a number of,large number of,scores of,a good deal of ,a vast amount of .
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“for every” or “for any”

For every proposition p, (p or not-p) is true. For any proposition p, (p or not-p) is true. The meaning is that "no matter what proposition you put instead of p, (p or not-p) is true. Which one ...
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Is “_NOUN_ who each _VERB_” grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I just came across the following sentence; A company with 1,000 employees who each send eight e-mail messages per workday would produce two million messages per year. where who each send sounds ...
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Is there not much sugar and many candies in the shop?

I had such a sentence: Are there not much sugar and candies in the shop? And I was confuseed with "are".On the one hand it should be "are" for we combine "sugar" = "it" and "candies" = they ...
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A lot of vs Much/Many

I was searching for difference between a lot of and Much and came across following rules(See here) We usually use a lot of and lots of rather than muchand many in informal affirmative clauses: ...
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Why can't l chose much or far instead of quite?

I solved a problem in which l picked wrong answer and the question is the part of text which has blank to be filled . Text is very long so l want to give a part of the text . "I don't like reading ...
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“Few” after possessive adjectives: “He sold his few books”

When you say: He sold his few books. Does it mean he sold a few books or he sold few books? If it means few books, should I say: He sold his some books. to mean he actually had some books?
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Which then most sought where most might not be found, [closed]

What do the following "which" and "most" refer to? “I, measuring his affections by my own, which then most sought where most might not be found, being one too many by my weary self, pursued ...
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Can “lot” stand without the article 'a' to mean “so much”?

Thank you for [...]. It means lot! Thank you for [...]. It means a lot! Can the first sentence be used instead of the second one when wanting to give the word a different value than the one in ...
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Can “A game a few would play” be a valid structure?

This is a line in a "poem", but I have changed two words to "game" and "play" with preserving the sentence exact structure. Indeed, a game a few would play. I have searched for this structure ...
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{listened/have listened} the recordings {several/too many} times

If I want to say to anyone that I listened the recordings several times today. I have listened the recordings too many times today. Which form is the correct form of the sentence? If none, ...
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What would be a formal substitute for the informal quantifiers “a lot of” and “lots of”?

A lot of, lots of with a noun We use a lot of and lots of in informal styles. Lots of is more informal than a lot of. A lot of and lots of can both be used with plural countable nouns and with ...
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Usage of ‘very’ before ‘many’?

I came across the following sentence in which ‘very’ is used before ‘many’. When do we use ‘very’ before ‘many’? Very many people have complained about the situation.
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Describing quantity: “code-length less than # lines” or “less than # lines code-length”

Which one is correct? code-length less than # lines Or less than # lines code-length Also, Should I write 'code-length' (with hyphen) or as separate words 'code length'?
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How many bananas are there? There are many. Is it correct?

I already learnt that we use much and many in negative and interrogative sentences and a lot of in affirmative sentences. But I saw this example in the book and I don't know if it's correct. Can I ...
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You're my friend for all / whole my life

Which of the two quantifiers is the correct one in the following context? a) You're my friend for whole my life. b) You're my friend for all my life. The meaning is to say that this is the ...
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Why is “little” not the correct option to fill “only ___ milk left”?

In Destination B2 book, these definitions are given for quantifiers little and a little: little: uncountable nouns, means 'not much' a little: uncountable nouns, means 'some' Now, given the ...
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I meet any man of the group. [Why doesn't this make sense?}

You can say: [1] You can use any pen to fill out this form. But people say you can't say: [2] I meet any man of the group. [3] I met any man of the group. I wonder why you can't. To me, with [2], ...
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What part of speech is ‘more’?

If possible always pay the balance in full every month or pay more than the minimum amount. What part of speech is ‘more’and which word it is modifying?
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Little/ a little: “If you love whole fruit, there’s little evidence that indulging in it is bad for your health”

I have always thought that the difference between little and a little is that the former is used to express a negative idea like for example there's little support for my proposal, and the latter is ...
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“It's two kilometres” or “It's two kilometres far.” Are they both correct?

Is it grammatically correct to say "It's two kilometres far" or "town B is two kilometres far from town A?" Usually, we just omit the 'far.' But if we keep it in there, it's still correct right? My ...
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Which is correct, “one dozen transactions” or “a dozen transactions”? (The cashier conducted one dozen transactions)

Which is correct, "one dozen transactions" or "a dozen transactions"? As in, The cashier conducted one dozen transactions. (I researched my Oxford mini dictionary but it did not provide the help ...
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The kids all or All the kids

Which of the sentences below is correct? Please explain why. The kids all go to school on the same bus All the kids go to school on the same bus
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In the last few days I have slept “a very little”

Is it fine to use in "a very little" in such context? In the last few days I have slept a very little. Normally, in such context I use "a little bit" but I'm not sure if "a very little" is ...
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Which one is appropriate: much or many?

Should one say: "She knows much more people than me" or "many more people than me?"
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Do you say there is a few people or there are a few people? [duplicate]

Which one is correct: "There is a few people" because of the A determiner which is singular, or "there are a few people" because of the noun PEOPLE which is plural? Thanks a lot.
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Any open position, positions, or either?

Is the following question correct in an email? I am following up to inquire about any current open positions at the organization. When a countable noun follows any in sentences without to-be ...
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Is it correct to use “a lot of amount”

Is the term " a lot of amount " correct? Since ," a lot of "implies a quantity, "a lot of amount " is hardly in use.
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Does “Do this if any of As are B” and “Do this if some of As are B” means the same?

Does these two sentences have the same meaning? Do this if any of As are B. Do this if some of As are B. I would say yes, but I am not sure; if so, is one prefered over another? The second ...
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too many cookies

Can one use a. Too many cookies are bad for you. instead of b. Having too many cookies is bad for you. ================= Can one use c. Many cookies are bad for you. instead of d. Having many ...
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any of the assignments

a. If you haven't done any of the assignments, I can give you extra time to do them. Can this sentence mean two things? If you have done none of the assignments, I can give you extra time to do them....
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Can I use “few” with “staff”?

I am curious to know if you would use "few staff" in a sentence. I find it very strange, but have found some examples for the construction when I googled it. I have always thought that "few" could ...
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all most vs almost

We can use "almost" not "all most" in this sentence. When I tried to get a train ticket, ( ) the seats were already taken. "all most" is grammatical? and if not, why isn't it grammatical?
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“… but one (of them) is not a nickel.” - Why is that a riddle?

Few days ago I've been told about a riddle as can be seen in this episode of Scrubs: Two coins add up to 30 cents and one of them is not a nickel. So, what are they? It's a riddle. You'll ...
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“Not a lot of his friends…”

I have come across the following construction, but l am not sure whether it is correct or not. Not a lot of his friends speak English well. My question is: can we use "a lot of" in a negative ...
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Is it okay to use “a lot of” with countable nouns

Is it okay to use "a lot of" with countable nouns or is it still better to use "many" instead? For example, how much is "He had many wives" better than "He had a lot of wives"?
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What is left after “most” is taken from something: “some” or “very small number”?

I think this is a very subjective question. You have to choose an answer from the options after reading a passage. Here is the relevant part of the passage: All sunlike stars are born binaries. ...
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Language logic about singular and plural groups

I try to help some people with basic English, and I'm not able to explain why "Everyone" takes a "s" with the simple present verb, and why "People" takes no "s". I explained "Everyone" as a group, ...
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Choose the incorrect word in the given sentence

1) I haven't some spare pen. a) some b) haven’t c) I d) spare The answer to this is given "some", i.e. "some" is considered to be wrong here. I think the use of "haven't" and "some" ...
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Can we say “He didn't change very many”?

Can we say "He didn't change very many" instead of " He didn't change very much"?
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Are all these sentences grammatically correct?

I have solved that riddle before, so I get half as much credit as you do, for solving it. I have solved that riddle before, so I get half the credit you do, for solving it. I have solved that ...
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Shakespeare wrote “a great many” plays?

How is "a great many" grammatical?Many being modified by great in this case is something I have never heard before. I would say "wrote a great number of plays" or "wrote a lot of plays", maybe even "...
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How do you say the order of magnitude related to a specific value? [closed]

I have to explain a range of measures affecting a specific value, so I think writing this sentence: response time is limited to units of second in order of magnitude Is it correct?
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Which one (“most of it” or “all of it”) is correct in the given context?

Which one of the sentences below is correct both grammatically and conceptually? My teacher said that most of it was correct, with only one exception. My teacher said that all of it was correct, ...
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“There's more to her..” why TO?

Take a look at this example: She might affect ignorance but don't be taken in because there's more to her than meets the eye. Why to is used? The sentence clearly means that she has something of her ...