# Quantifiers: How do they work?

How do they work?
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How do they work?

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What is a quantifier?
A quantifier is a word or phrase which is used before a noun to indicate the amount or quantity:

'Some', 'many', 'a lot of' and 'a few' are examples of quantifiers.

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Quantifiers of Unit 10:
• Some vs Any
• All, Most, No/none
• No, none of

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Some vs Any
• When we want to refer to a plural noun or an uncountable noun, without giving a specific quantity,
we use ‘some’ and ‘any’.

• We use ‘some’ in affirmatives and ‘any’ in questions and negatives.

#### Slide 5 -Video

Recap:
Some/Any + noun: when we don't know the exact number/amount, or it's not important:

We usually use some in positive and any in questions and negative sentences.
She has some flowers. Have we got any milk

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Some
We can use some in questions if they are requests:

offers:

or suggestions:

'Can I have some information?'
'Would you like some tea?'
'Shall we do some work now?'
Quantifier
Noun

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Any

We can use any in questions to mean 'it doesn't matter which':

'Which flavour ice cream do you want?'
'Oh get me any flavour - I don't mind which.'

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Some & Any
We can use some and any without a noun,
when it's clear what we're talking about:
'We haven't got any milk.'
'I'll go and get some.'
'We need some coins for the ticket machine.'
'Oh dear, I haven't got any.'
Some what?
Any what?
Quantifier
Noun

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All, most, some and no/none
• We use ‘all', 'most', 'some' and 'no/one’ when we want to refer to a subject or an object in a sentence.

• They can go before plural or uncountable nouns.

• We use them for particular people or things.

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All, most, some and no/none
You use: all, most, some and no/one
before the subject or object in a sentence.
'All the tickets are thirty pounds'  'I've got all the tickets.'
Quantifier
Subject/object

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All, Most, Some and No
They can go before plural or uncountable nouns:
'All fruit contains sugar'          'Most vegetables contain vitamins.'
'Some fish is expensive.'        'No sugary food is good for you.'
Quantifier
Subject/object
Plural
Unc. noun

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All (of), Most of, Some of and None of
We use these quantifiers for particular people or things:
'All (of) the vegetables are fresh.'                    'Most of our customers like candy.'
'Do you want some of this chocolate?'           'None of our jam contains extra sugar.'
Quantifier
Subject/object

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No, None of
No and none of mean: 'not any'.
We use them in negative statements, with a positive verb.
Singular countable noun
Plural noun
Uncountable noun
None of
-
None of the machines is/are working
None of the bread was fresh
No
no reason was given
no reasons were given
No information was given
'None of the advice he gave was useful.
Quantifier
Subject/object
Verb

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Some/Any
Multiple choice questions

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We have some/any free time later this afternoon.
A
Some
B
Any

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She doesn’t want some/any coffee.
A
Some
B
Any

A
Some
B
Any

#### Slide 18 -Quiz

I went to some/any meetings in Rome last week.
A
Some
B
Any

#### Slide 19 -Quiz

Will there be some/any managers at the party?
A
Some
B
Any

#### Slide 20 -Quiz

All, Most, Some and No/none
Multiple choice questions

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I'm sorry, but there's ___ milk. Is black coffee OK?
A
no
B
most

#### Slide 22 -Quiz

___ the milk has gone bad, there's nothing we can do.
A
some of
B
all of

#### Slide 23 -Quiz

___ fruit is very espensive compared to others.
A
some
B
most

#### Slide 24 -Quiz

___ our customers like vegetarian food, it's very popular.
A
none of
B
most of

#### Slide 25 -Quiz

___ the jam I sell contains sugar, don't worry.
A
none of
B
most of

#### Slide 26 -Quiz

No, none of
Multiple choice questions

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You mean to say that ___ the sugar was used?
A
no
B
none of

#### Slide 28 -Quiz

You say that, but ___ the bread was fresh.
A
no
B
none of

#### Slide 29 -Quiz

___ options were reliable.
A
no
B
none of

#### Slide 30 -Quiz

___ the IKEA furniture sets are complete.
A
no
B
none of

#### Slide 31 -Quiz

___ validation was given for leaving the premises.
A
no
B
none of