This chapter discusses the adverbs of quantity in English. Adverbs of quantity express how much there is of something.
Adverbs of quantity in English indicate the quantity of an action. They are usually placed after the verb and before the adjectives and other adverbs. These adverbs are different from the adverbs of degree, because these adverbs express the amount of the action and the adverbs of degree express intensity of the action.
The table below shows a list of common adverbs of quantity.
|Adverb of quantity||Example|
|A few||There are a few problems with the new program.|
|A little||She knows a little Spanish.|
|A lot of||It costs a lot of money to buy a new laptop.|
|Almost||The bag is almost full.|
|Enough||They are smart enough to skip a class.|
|Entirely||It was entirely his fault.|
|Even||The traffic jams get even worse during the summer.|
|Failry||The exam was fairly easy.|
|Hardly||There was hardly anything to eat.|
|Lots||There are lots of people waiting outside.|
|Less||She has got to spend less money.|
|Many||There are many people at the concert.|
|Much||I can speak much more German than Spanish.|
|Partially||This explains partially why you are late.|
|Pretty||The exam was pretty difficult.|
|Rather||I am rather smart.|
|Quite||She is quite sure her purse has been stolen.|
|Scarcely||He was scarcely able to move his leg.|
|So||John is so generous.|
|Too||There are too many people here.|
|Very||She is very late.|
|Way||I spend way too much money on food.|
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