Quantifiers are words that tell us about the amount or quantity of something. They tell us “how many” and “how much there is of something.
Here are some examples:
How many books are on the table? There are 3 books.
Do you have a little water? Yes, I have a small amount of water.
Do we have enough chairs for all of the guests? Yes, we have a sufficient amount.
Quantifier words in order of degree:
More Quantifiers – More, Less, and Fewer
Three common quantifiers are more, less, and fewer. We use these to compare two different quantities.
More refers to a greater quantity, and can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns. For example:
You have more book that I do.
We usually have more rain in April than we do in August.
To take about a smaller quantities, we use fewer with countable nouns, and less with non-count nouns.
I have fewer book than you do.
There is less rain in August than there is in April.
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