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1. Read the chart and make sure you know the meaning of these words and their use:
 

A/AN

SOME

ANY

MUCH

MANY

A LOT OF

We use A/AN with countable singular nouns.
"I'm eating a sandwich"
"There's an apple on the table"
We use SOME with countable plural and uncountable nouns in the AFFIRMATIVE. (Also in questions - when we offer something politely)
"There are some apples"
"There's some milk in the fridge"
"Would you like some more tea?"
We use SOME with countable plural and uncountable nouns in the NEGATIVE and INTERROGATIVE.
"Is there any milk?"
"There aren't any oranges"
We use MUCH with uncountable nouns in the NEGATIVE.
We use HOW MUCH for questions.
"There isn't much milk"
"How much money do you have?"
We use MANY with countable plural nouns in the NEGATIVE.
We use HOW MANY for questions.
"There aren't many cars in this street"
"How many cars are there?"
We use A LOT OF with countable plural and uncountable nouns in the AFFIRMATIVE.
"There's a lot of traffic today"
"There are a lot of people in the concert."
1. Are these nouns countable or uncontable? Write C for countable and U for uncountable
 
        
apple     people    rice          sugar          money    traffic         chicken    chocolate   onion
 
2. Complete with A/AN, SOME or ANY:
 
1. What are you eating? I'm eating   cheese sandwich.
2. Would you like  more cheese? No, thanks!
3. Is there  sugar?
4. I'd like  more tea, please
5. We have got  apple,  cherries and  banana. We can make  fruitcake.
6. I havent' got  money, so I can't buy the CD.
7. There wasn't  chicken left when I arrived home yesterday.
8. Are there  potatoes? I'd like to prepare a Spanish omelette.
9. There isn't  rice in the cupboard. I'll go to the supermarket and get .
10. That's  delicious chocolate cake!
 
3. MUCH, MANY, A LOT OF:
 
1. How  chocolate do you need for the cake?
2. How  people were there at the meeting yesterday?
3. There's  food in the fridge. We needn't go to the supermarket.
4. There isn't  traffic at this time of the day, but in the rush hours there's  traffic in this city.
5. There were  people at the concert yesterday.
6. How  brothers has she got? Two, I think.
7. There aren't  oranges. We should buy some more.
8. There isn't  milk. We should get some more for tomorrow.
 
4. Choose the correct option:
 
1. In my city...
 there is much traffic
 there is a lot of traffic
 there is many traffic
2. We should go to the supermarket because...
 there aren't any vegetables for dinner
 there isn't any vegetables for dinner
 there aren't a lot of vegetables for dinner
3. Would you like...
 any more tea?
 a lot of more tea?
 some more tea?
4. I think there are...
 some bottles of milk in the fridge
 a bottles of milk in the fridge
 many bottles of milk in the fridge
5. Is there ...
 some sandwich on the table?
 a sandwich on the table?
 much sandwich on the table?
 
5. Complete the sentences with the correct option:
 
1. How
2. There aren't
3. There are
4. I'd like to make a cheese cake. I need
5. In my classroom
6. Look! There's
7. How
8. There are always
9. I'm going to the market. I'll
10. I don't have
 
 
 

 

       


 

 

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