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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% 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
Any
Several
A certain number of
Some
Any
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 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% were eaten No
None of
Not any of
No
None of
Not any of
I ate none of the rice.