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Grammar - Do you want a lot of pizza?

I expect you want to eat a lot.


1. Quantifiers - Much / Many / A Lot of - Do you want much pizza?
This sounds unusual, as though I expect you don't
Quantifiers are words that show how much there
want to eat much.
is of something - they show
quantity. Much, many, and a lot of indicate a Lots of can be used in the same way as a lot of,
large quantity of something, for example "I have a often in informal speech. For example:
lot of milk" means I have a large quantity of milk. - I have lots of time.
- I have a lot of time.
Much
How much / many?
Much is used with uncountable nouns, and is
generally used in negative statements and How much is used to ask about the price of
questions. It's uncommon to use much in positive something. For example:
statements. For example: - How much is it?
- I don't have much money. - How much is that dog in the window?
- Do you have much time?
How much and How many are used to ask about
- "I have much time." This sounds unusual.
quantity. For example:
Many - How much money do you have?
- How many apples does he have?
Many is used with plural countable nouns, and is
often used in negative statements and questions.
It is also used in positive statements however. For 1. Quantifiers - Few / Little / A Few / A Little
example:
- I don't have many apples. THese quantifiers are used to show a small
- Do you have many friends? quantity of something, for example "I have a few
- Many people come here in summer. books" means I have a small quantity of books.

Much and many can be used in affirmative A Few


statements, but give a more formal meaning. For A few is used with countable nouns to show a
example: small quantity. It is used in affirmative
- He has many good friends from Harvard statements, but not negatives(positive
University. statement) . We generally use any or questions.
Much and many often appear in short answers. For example:
For example: - I have a few books.
- Do you see your family much? - I don't have a few books
- No, not much. This is incorrect.
- I don't have any books
A lot of This is correct.
A lot of is used with uncountable and countable - Do you have a few books?
nouns, and is generally used for affirmative Sometimes this is possibe, but generally speaking
statements. For example: we use any for questions, for example "Do you
- I have a lot of friends. have any books?"
- I have a lot of time. Few
A lot of is also used in questions, especially when There is an important difference between a
you expect a positive response. Although it is few and few. Few without a is used to mean we
often said that muchand many are used for don't have enough of something. For example:
questions, we usually use them for questions - She has few apples in the refrigerator. (She
which expect a negative response. For example:
doesn't have enough apples).
- She has a few apples in the refrigerator. (She has
a small quantity of apples)
Put another way, "a few" means "a small
quantity", but "few" means "not a big quantity"
For example:
- A few friends came to my party. This is a positive
idea, I'm happy a few people came./
- Few friends came to my party. This is a negative
idea, I'm not happy because not many people
came.
Notice how "a few" focuses on how many people
did come, but "few" focuses on how many didn't
come.
In sum, A few means a small
quantity - few means not a big quantity
A Little
A little is used with uncountable nouns to show a
small quantity. Again, it is generally used in
affirmative statements, not negatives or
questions. For example:
- I have a little orange juice.
Negatives and Questions use "any" as usual.
- I don't have a little orange juice.
This is incorrect.
- I don't have any orange juice.
This is correct
- Do you have a little orange juice?
Again, we generally use any for questions, for
example "Do you have any orange juice?"
Little
As with few, there is also the same difference
between a little and little. Little without a is used
to mean we don't have enough of something. For
example:
- She has little for breakfast. (She doesn't eat
enough for breakfast).
- She has a little for breakfast. (She has a small
quantity of food for breakfast).