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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Expressions of Quantity

 
 

Definition

An expression of quantity is a word or group of words that tells the amount of something. It answers the question: how much / how many?

Example

   
There are lots of things to do in a big city.

Explanation

Expressions of quantity --

  • modify a noun.
  • describe the amount, or number, of something.
  • are used with count nouns or with non-count nouns.
  • are used to express:
    • a positive idea: "I ate all the cookies."
    • a negative idea: "I ate none of the cookies."

Related Sections

Count & Non-Count Nouns