Expressions of Quantity
When we talk about expressions of quantity we have two options: to use them with countable nouns and to use them with non-countable nouns.
Question: How much wine do you want? (non-countable)
Answer: Just a little. (non-countable)
Question: How many friends do you have? (countable)
Answer: I have two close friends here. (countable)
When using non-countable nouns in a question we need to use: how much….?
When using countable nouns in a question we need to use: how many………?
Here are some examples of non-countable nouns.
- [ sand
- [ milk
- [ money
- [ time, etc.
In the answer to a question that uses non-countable nouns, we use there is or there isn’t plus one of the follwinng:
Here are some examples of countable nouns:
- [ people
- [ cars
- [ students, etc.
In the answer to a question that uses a countable noun, we use there are or there aren’t plus one of the following:
For plural count nouns answer with one of the following: