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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Expressions of Quantity

 
 

Examples of expressions of quantity

Positive Expressions From All to None

With Count Nouns

With Non-Count Nouns

Positive Expressions

I ate all the cookies in the bag.
100 percent were eaten.

all
any
each
every

all
any

I ate all the rice.

I ate almost all the cookies.

almost all

almost all

I ate almost all the rice.

I ate most of the cookies.

most of

most of

I ate most of the rice.

I ate lots of cookies.

a great many
a lot of
lots of
many
plenty of

a great deal of
a lot of
lots of
much
plenty of

I ate a great deal of rice.

I ate quite a lot of cookies.

quite a few
quite a lot

quite a bit of

I ate quite a bit of rice.

I ate some of the cookies.

some of
several
a certain number of

some
a certain amount of

I ate some rice.

I ate a few of the cookies.

a few

a little

I ate a little rice.


Negative Expressions From Some to None

With Count Nouns

With Non-Count Nouns

Negative Expressions

Not all the cookies were eaten.

not all
not every

not all

Not all the rice was eaten.

Not many of the cookies were eaten.

not many of

not much of

Not much of the rice was eaten.

Few of the cookies were eaten.

few of

little of

Little of the rice was eaten.

I ate hardly any of the cookies.

almost no
almost none of
hardly any of

almost no
almost none of
hardly any of

I ate hardly any of the rice.

I ate none of the cookies.
0 percent were eaten

no
none of
not any of

no
none of
not any of

I ate none of the rice.