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Count or Non-Count Nouns: Expressions of Quantity


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There isn't much mail in my mailbox.
There isn't [much/many] mail in my mailbox.
There aren't many dollars left in my wallet.
There aren't [much/many] dollars left in my wallet.
There is a little money left in my piggy bank!
There is [a little/a few] money left in my piggy bank!
I see that there is only a little gasoline left in my gas tank.
I see that there is only [a little/a few] gasoline left in my gas tank.
I only have a few friends here in Carbondale.
I only have [a little/a few] friends here in Carbondale.
I need to buy some light bulbs at the store.
I need to buy [some/any] light bulbs at the store.
I don't have any time to spend with you.
I don't have [some/any] time to spend with you.
Do you have [some/any] extra hangers?
Do you have any extra hangers? _______Both "some" and "any" are possible. People say "any" communicates the idea that I think that you probably don't_______and that "some" communicates the idea that I think that you do.
I didn't know very many answers on the exam.
I didn't know very [much/many] answers on the exam.
There isn't much information about computers in this book.
There isn't [much/many] information about computers in this book.
There is only a little more time before the exam is over!
There is only [a little/a few] more time before the exam is over!
We only have a few minutes left before class is over.
We only have [a little/a few] minutes left before class is over.
I have only been in this restaurant a few times before.
I have only been in this restaurant [a little/a few] times before.