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    how to use qantifiers

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    From the Webster's website:

    Like articles, quantifiers are words that precede and modify nouns. They tell us how many or how much. Selecting the correct quantifier depends on your understanding the distinction between Count and Non-Count Nouns. For our purposes, we will choose the count noun trees and the non-count noun dancing:

    The following quantifiers will work with count nouns:
    many trees
    a few trees
    few trees
    several trees
    a couple of trees
    none of the trees

    The following quantifiers will work with non-count nouns:
    not much dancing
    a little dancing
    little dancing
    a bit of dancing
    a good deal of dancing
    a great deal of dancing
    no dancing

    The following quantifiers will work with both count and non-count nouns:
    all of the trees/dancing
    some trees/dancing
    most of the trees/dancing
    enough trees/dancing
    a lot of trees/dancing
    lots of trees/dancing
    plenty of trees/dancing
    a lack of trees/dancing

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