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COUNTABLE: The statements are those words that we can count, and therefore we can use them in the plural andthe plural form of the verb.

You con used with a/an or some

There are five apples in the fridge.

There are five apples in the fridge.

* Most of the words are countable, so no problem.UNCOUNTABLE: countless words are those we cannot count, and therefore are always in the singular and the singular form of the verb.

You can used with some, but not with a or an

There is oil inthe fridge.

There is oil in the fridge.


Neutral quantifiers:
Some and any: several, a number of, enough

Some and any are both quantifiers and articles. In many contexts,some is the plural indefinite article, the plural of "a" or "an"; but more often, some implies a limited quantity, and for this reason has the value of a quantifier.

Some is used in affirmativestatements; it is replaced with any in negative and interrogative contexts.

Enough implies a sufficient quantity; it is used in affirmations, negations and questions.

Several and a number ofimply "more than one, but less than a lot". They are not usually used in negative or interrogative structures, only in affirmative statements

Large quantity quantifiers:
much, many, lots of,plenty of, numerous, a large number of, etc.

► Much and many: much is used with non count nouns (always in the singular); many is used with count nouns in the plural. (Click here for the differencebetween count nouns and non-count nouns).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Much and many are not often used, in modern spoken English, in affirmative statements; but they are very commonly used ininterrogative and negative contexts.

Remember this principle: don't use much or many in affirmative statements.

► Lots of, a lot of, plenty of, a large number of, numerous .
These expressions all mean...
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