I have much time to finish the project.
Does the statement above sound right to you? This post will tell you which quantifiers go with countable and uncountable nouns.
Normally, ‚much‘ is not used in positive statements and is more common with questions or negatives. So, instead of the above sentence we would say: I have a lot of time…
Grammar point – quantifiers with countable and uncountable nouns
Use the following quantifiers with countable nouns only:
both, either, each, a number of, a few, few, fewer, neither, several, many
- I have a few dollars left.
- She has few friends in her new city.
- I’ll have either tea or coffee, please.
- A few of us are going to a movie this weekend.
- Neither of us are interested in going.
Use the following quantifiers with uncountable nouns only:
a little, little, much, less, an amount of, a good/great deal of
- I have little money left.
- I have a little bit of time so I think I can see you before I go.
- This book isn’t much different from his last novel.
- How much money do you spend each month?
- I’ve spent a great deal of time getting ready for this class.
Use the following quantifiers with both countable and uncountable nouns:
all, any, enough, a lot (of), more, most, no, none (of), some, plenty of
- All of the cups were broken.
- All of the information was true.
- Plenty of information on the internet isn’t accurate.
- No need to hurry – we have plenty of time.
- A lot of her stories rang true with me.