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Determiners with countable and uncountable nouns (SOME, ANY, NO, MANY, MUCH, FE , !"##!

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Determiners precede and modify nouns. Some determiners can only be used with countable or uncountable nouns, while others can be used with both. Countable nouns take a singular or plural form depending on the determiner which precedes them:

with countable nouns (singular or plural)

with uncountable nouns (always singular)

A, AN + sing, THE, zero article + THE, zero article sing/pl She jumped into the water. A man and a woman came in. A magnet attracts iron. I heard an interesting story at the officeyesterday. The apples were peeled and quartered. Mondays are always busy here. I'm going to go to bed early.

THIS, THAT + sing This film was good. I like that shirt.

THIS, THAT Where did you buy this wine? That cheese smells delicious.

THESE, THOSE + pl Can I try on these jeans? ow do you like those cherries?

SOME, AN , NO + sing I was just talking to some guy !rom

SOME, AN , NO I ha"e some time.

school. Any sensible person would ha"e done the same. I am no scientist. SOME, AN , NO + pl I ha"e some problems. I don't ha"e any problems. I ha"e no problems.

I don't ha"e any time. I ha"e no time.

E!E" + sing Every cloud has a sil"er lining.

#E$, A #E$, #E$E", THE #E$EST + pl #here were few people at the concert. not many! #here were a few people at the concert. some! We had fewer computers a year ago. #his medicine has the fewest side effects.

%ITT%E, A %ITT%E, %ESS, THE %EAST #here is little hope that he will sur"i"e. not much! #here is a little hope that he will sur"i"e. some! #im should spend less time on the computer. #his medicine does the least harm.

MAN , MO"E, (THE) MOST, MOST O# THE + pl #here were not many people at the concert. few! More people came to the concert than e$pected. Most mammals li"e on land. #om got the most votes. Most of the visitors were art students.

M&'H, MO"E, (THE) MOST, MOST O# THE #here is not much hope that he will sur"i"e. little! #here is more hope that he will sur"i"e. Most furniture is made o! wood. Which candy bar has the most sugar in it? Most of the time I'm not at home.

A %OT O#, %OTS O#, (%ENT O# + A %OT O#, %OTS O#, (%ENT O# pl We ha"e a lot of space in the car. #here are a lot of tables and We ha"e lots of space in the car.

chairs in the room. #here are lots of tables and chairs in the room. #here are plenty of tables and chairs in the room.

We ha"e plenty of space in the car.

A N&M)E" O# + pl A number of questions arose at the meeting.

AN AMO&NT O# #he word budget means an amount of money we ha"e a"ailable to spend.

OTHE" + pl, ANOTHE" + sing, THE OTHE" + sing/pl Other boys would ha"e done the same. Can you think o! another example? I'd pre!er the other car. The other students went home.

OTHE", THE OTHE" Is there other software a"ailable? The other news is that they are getting married in %une.

ENO&*H + pl &o you ha"e enough pens !or e"eryone?

ENO&*H Is there enough milk in the !ridge?

A%%, A%% THE + pl A%%, A%% THE All students must take a placement 'ot all coffee is bitter. test at the beginning o! the course. #he robber took all the money. I couldn't answer all the questions.

)OTH + pl oth sides wanted peace.

NEITHE", EITHE" + sing !either player has won the game. (ou can choose either way.

NONE O# THE + pl )uckily* none of the soldiers were killed.

NONE O# THE !one of the music they played attracted me.

EA'H + sing Each question carries one mark.