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Quantifiers in English Grammar with Examples

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English Grammar: Quantifiers

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1. The businessman bought_____________fruits from the market.


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2. Still there are ___________ people in the world who believe in non-violence.


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3. ______________ the students can tell us what happened during the recess.


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4. Wait __________. I am coming back soon.


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5. They will come back home in ____________ months.


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6. _____________ queries were solved during the session.


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7. They loved each other very ___________ till the last breath.


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8. Do you have ____________ idea where he has gone at this time?


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9. _____________ boy and every girl is seen holding mobile phone in the hands nowadays.


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10. John ____________ smokes nor drinks.


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Quantifiers are commonly used in English language. Quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to specify the amount, degree or quantity of something. They are dissimilar from numbers because they point out an estimated amount rather than correct amount. They can be arranged according to their use.

Quantifiers can be used with a noun (as a determiner) or without a noun (as a pronoun). They can be used with both Countable and Uncountable Nouns. Generally, quantifiers answer the questions How many? and How much?


a number of
  • A number of people attended the ceremony.
  • I supported a number of poor people.
  • There are a number of perspectives on this point.
  • She has played a number of lead roles in English movies.
  • We have a number of options available in this situation.
  • In order to build up a big mall, a number of small stalls were vandalized.
  • I found a number of mistakes in this research paper.

a great number of
  • A great number of varieties are available in the shop.
  • We failed to reach to a great number of citizens.
  • A great number of tourists visit that place every year.
  • This website provides a great number of topics of English grammar and vocabulary.
  • A great number of people died during Corona pandemic.
  • He must have read a great number of good books.
  • A great number of trees were uprooted in the flood.

a large number of
  • A large number of people were present.
  • Teachers selected me from a large number of students.
  • This YouTube Channel has a large number of subscribers.
  • There were a large number of students in the class for offline lectures.
  • I hadn’t expected that such a large number of people would attend the event.
  • A large number of diseases have emerged during the pandemic.
  • Omicron attacked a large number of people in a short period of time.

a couple of
  • A couple of failures help to make us wise.
  • I visited the museum a couple of years ago.
  • We spent a couple of days at hill-station.
  • They will come back home in a couple of months.
  • Mary was absent in the class for a couple of days.
  • For a couple of reasons, I left that job.
  • I have a couple of good friends in my life.

a few
  • A few of his essays were selected by experts.
  • Can you spare us a few minutes?
  • He waited for a few minutes and then left for home.
  • Mary sat in the garden for a few moments.
  • I have published a few papers in the international journals.
  • David fixed a problem of the car in just a few moments.
  • Could you please, spend a few days with me?

a lot of
  • A lot of scholars attended the seminar.
  • There are a lot of cows in the byre.
  • There are a lot of green vegetables in the market these days.
  • I have a lot of work to complete by tomorrow.
  • Still you have a lot of time left to prepare for examination.
  • A lot of people are getting depressed due to losing their jobs.
  • You will get a lot of opportunities, if you work hard now.

  • He hasn’t received any mails.
  • Has the school got any whiteboards?
  • You don’t have any other alternative left into your hands.
  • Any person would know this!
  • I can’t tolerate this nonsense any further.
  • Do you have any idea where he has gone at this time?
  • I don’t have any problem with this.

  • Both teams qualified for Final.
  • My brother is both kind and handsome.
  • Both of you have been selected for the completion.
  • Peter and Paul both are very good human beings.
  • The cuisine was both attractive and delicious!
  • I liked both the dresses very much, so can’t choose only one.
  • They both are hale and hearty, don’t worry.

  • Each employee is efficiently working.
  • The mechanic inspected each part of the car.
  • We know each other very well.
  • Amanda and Tom loved each other from the bottom of their hearts.
  • Each of the contestants are outstanding, so elimination of any is quite difficult.
  • I like listening to each song of Selena Gomez.
  • Both of the girls resemble to each other so much.

  • Either day is good for me.
  • We can follow either path to the farm house.
  • You can choose either option.
  • I don’t want either to come with me to the party.
  • I bought these dresses, I guess either dress will fit you.
  • Two leaders are contesting elections, either may be selected.
  • Both are intelligent students, either will stand first in the exam.

either of
  • Either of them is suitable for this position.
  • It seems that, either of these tops can fit me.
  • I would not like to support either of those leaders.
  • Either of the students can tell us what happened during the recess.
  • She doesn’t want either of her parents to know about her love-affair.
  • We learnt nothing more from either of them
  • We will use either of the students’ PC’s for the test.

  • Every student needs computer education.
  • There’s a bus every 15 minutes.
  • Every boy and every girl is seen holding mobile phone in the hands nowadays.
  • Every book contributes to your personality.
  • You must respect every human being.
  • Every vote is valuable.
  • Every room was decorated with numerous lights.

  • Few students still can’t read properly.
  • There were few patients in the hospital.
  • There are few girls in the class today.
  • Can I ask you few questions regarding your success?
  • She wanted only few oranges to make juice from them.
  • I got few messages of birthday wishes.
  • Still there are few people in the world who believe in non-violence.

lots of
  • Lots of  people went to the beach.
  • Smith speaks lots of languages.
  • Lots of outdoor games have lost somewhere now.
  • There were lots of people at the cinema.
  • You must eat lots of fruits to keep yourself healthy.
  • He wants to earn lots of money after starting his own business.
  • There are lots of fresh flowers in the neighbouring garden.

  • Many tourists will surely come this year?
  • We don’t have many magazines.
  • You have many good things in store for you this year.
  • John has many close friends in the college.
  • I saw many people in the market today.
  • There are many things to do.
  • Many people lost their dear and near ones during the second wave of Covid-19.

most of
  • Most of the students ask questions.
  • It is observed by most of the visitors.
  • Most of the time, he sits idly doing nothing at all.
  • I had to dump most of the things in the trash-can.
  • Most of the villages were sunk in the river.
  • Most part of the book is so boring that I left it half read.
  • He has finished most of the pizza.

none of
  • None of the children are using computer.
  • I know none of the three men. It is none of your business!
  • None of us could believe that he was no more in the world.
  • None of the students listened to the teacher carefully.
  • None of them wants to work hard.
  • None of them are going wedding tomorrow.

  • Neither orange is juicy enough for him.
  • Neither student was allowed to use the calculator.
  • I don’t remember that and neither does he.
  • Neither of them wants to get married now.
  • John neither smokes nor drinks.
  • Mary didn’t go to the party last night and neither did Robert.
  • It was a long war because neither side was ready to surrender.

  • Several of them are speaking fluently.
  • There are several books in my own library.
  • There were several monkeys on the tree.
  • Several people injured in the accident.
  • I have several books on this topic.
  • A successful person has several enemies.
  • There are several candidates for the competition.

  • Some of them are really intelligent.
  • I have some good friends in UK.
  • Can I take some of the chocolates, please?
  • Some of my friends are from well-to-do families.
  • Would you please, bring me some water?
  • Some people are still fighting Covid-19.
  • Make sure! There must be some mistake.


a bit
  • Wait a bit. I am coming back soon.
  • George is a bit disturbed.
  • He has a bit of fever.
  • The weather is a bit hot today.
  • Mary seemed to be furious a bit.
  • She was feeling a bit sleepy then.
  • Please, give me a bit of that cake.

a little
  • He had a little juice and nothing else.
  • There is a little water in the jug.
  • Peter is a little crazy!
  • Give him a little time to think.
  • You look a little tensed today, what’s wrong!
  • I am feeling a little better now.
  • We will be back in a little while.

a lot of
  • This month, I plan to do a lot of study.
  • I spent a lot of money in online trading.
  • They have a lot of money.
  • He has a lot of courage.
  • I have a lot of work to deal with.
  • John has a lot of relatives.
  • Paul knows a lot of people.

a great deal of
  • I spent a great deal of time in designing.
  • My brother has a great deal of artistic sense.
  • He offered a great deal of help to me yesterday.
  • He has a great deal of common sense.
  • A mother did a great deal of work by now.
  • She has a great deal of beauty and intelligence.
  • He has contributed a great deal of works to literature.

a large amount of
  • They wasted a large amount of energy in writing.
  • Smith got a large amount of support.
  • He spent a large amount of money for the furniture.
  • It is a large amount of money!
  • There was a large amount of trash lying on the beach.
  • She donated a large amount of her property to the orphanage.
  • A large amount of money is spent on the players in IPL auction.

a large quantity of
  • A large quantity of medicines provided to them.
  • They had consumed a large quantity of milk.
  • He consumes a large quantity of wine every day.
  • A large quantity of heroin was seized by the police.
  • During the pandemic, people had a large quantity of eggs and oranges.
  • She acquired a large quantity of knowledge by reading various books.
  • The businessman bought a large quantity of fruits from the market.

  • There isn’t any juice.
  • Is there any milk in the refrigerator?
  • Do you have any idea what is there in the envelope?
  • It doesn’t make any difference to me.
  • Is there any chocolate left in the fridge?
  • Let me know if there are any suggestions.
  • I don’t have any work now.

  • There is little hope of finding your bag.
  • We had little money to spend.
  • You have a very little time to complete this.
  • I had slept little last night.
  • He had had very little food for lunch.
  • She was little known to people.
  • They have little doubt about it.

lots of
  • Lots of rain falls in monsoon.
  • The teacher gave us lots of homework.
  • Lots of queries were solved during the session.
  • He has lots of formal shirts, no need to buy any!
  • There are lots of good players in our cricket team.
  • I have lots of good colleagues in my office.
  • Lots of days to go to start football matches.

  • Much changes was due to the unity of them.
  • David doesn’t know much about computer.
  • They loved each other very much till the last breath.
  • I don’t have much time to study.
  • I am indebted to you very much!
  • How much marks you got in the exam?
  • It is too much! I can’t bear it any longer.

  • Can you get me some milk?
  • I need some help from you now.
  • Have some water, you will feel better.
  • I need some advice for choosing career.
  • I have chosen some candidates for the competition.
  • Would you like to have some coffee?
  • There are some issues which need your attention.

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