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    Question about quantifiers

    My teacher discussed about solving quantifiers. It's like you're given a situation then there is a quantifier and you should know how much would it be. For example, the doctor said to the mother not to give quite a few from the 250 ml water. How much is quite a few?

    Please can you teach me how to do this. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by itlog05 View Post
    My teacher discussed about solving quantifiers. It's like you're given a situation then there is a quantifier and you should know how much would it be. For example, the doctor said to the mother not to give quite a few from the 250 ml water. How much is quite a few?

    Please can you teach me how to do this. thanks
    Quite a few from the 250 ml water is inappropriate as the quantfier is usually used with countable noun.
    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 your understanding a few examples are given below:
    The following quantifiers will work with count nouns
    many trees
    a few trees
    few trees
    Quite a few trees

    The following quantifiers will work with non-count nouns:
    a little milk
    little milk
    a bit of milk
    “A few" and "few" without "a" differ in emphasis. "Few" emphasizes that the number is not as large as expected, while "a few" emphasizes the fact that the number, while small, is not zero.
    Examples:
    I was expecting lots of people at the party, but few turned up.
    I wasn't expecting any young people at the party, but a few turned up.
    “Quite a few”: An indefinite and somewhat large number; more than a few but fewer than a lot.
    Example: I've watched quite a few basketball games in my time.

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