Quantifiers in a table

Let us now see how the quantifier situation can be summarised in a table.

Quantifiers indicating large or fairly large quantities



Countable nouns

Uncountable nouns

 

 

Standard Quantifiers

many

much

Alternative quantifiers

several

considerable amounts of

(quite) a few

 

a great deal of

(quite) a large number of

large amounts of

numerous

a large amount of

a great many


large quantities of

large quantities of

Informal quantifiers

a lot of

a lot of

lots of

lots of

loads of

loads of

plenty of

plenty of