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QUANTIFIERS
A) Complete with a few/ a great deal/ a little / a lot/ a lot of/ a majority of/ enough/ many/ much of/ plenty/ several of/ some
1. I’m having…………………………. of trouble passing my driving exam.
2. …………………………. The movies were rated PG.
3. ……………..…………. information proved to be outdated.
4. We’re close to the project deadline, but there is still ………………………..…. time left.
5. Although there are…………..………….. brilliant students in this state- thousands, even, only …………………………… will choose to remain in the state after graduation.
6. We were able to destroy…………………………… the parasites with our antigen, but ……………………….… of them survived to cause trouble.
7. Although ………………………….. of the lawn is open to the sun, there are ………………………. of shade   trees to make it comfortable.
8. I think he drank…………………………… wine last night.
9. ……………………………. the evidence was taken from the police safe last night.





















THE QUANTIFIERS
A few and few, a little and little
These expressions show the speaker's attitude towards the quantity he/she is referring to.
A few (for countable nouns) and a little (for uncountable nouns) describe the quantity in a positive way:
•         "I've got a few friends" (= maybe not many, but enough)
•         "I've got a little money" (= I've got enough to live on)
Few and little describe the quantity in a negative way:
•         Few people visited him in hospital (= he had almost no visitors)
•         He had little money (= almost no money)
THE QUANTIFIERS
Graded Quantifiers
They function like comparatives and hold a relative position on a scale ofincrease or decrease.
INCREASE From 0% to 100%
With plural countable nouns:
many more most
With uncountable nouns:
much more most

DECREASE From 100% to 0%
With plural countable nouns:
few fewer fewest
With uncountable nouns:
little less least
Examples:
•         There are many people in England, more in India, but themost people live in China.
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