Adjectives of Quantity



Adjectives of Quantity :



Quantitative Adjectives show the quantity or degree of a thing. They show how much of a thing is meant. These adjectives deal with non-numeric measurement of the nouns which those adjectives modify. The measurements need not be in exact numbers. These adjectives answer the questions, how much or how many? These adjectives are mostly concrete. The chief Adjectives of this class are….

1. Much
2. Little
3. No
4. None
5. some
6. Any
7. Enough
8. Sufficient
9. Whole
10. Half
11. Few
12. Most
13. All



1. He did not eat much (a large quantity of) bread.
2. He ate little (a small quantity of) bread.
3. He ate no bread. I had none.
4. He ate none.
5. He ate some (a certain quantity of) bread.
6. He did not eat any (any quantity of) bread.
7. He ate enough bread.
8. He ate sufficient bread.
9. He ate all the (the whole quantity of) bread.
10. A half holiday is better than none.
11. He took half of the biscuit.
12. They consume only few biscuits.
13. The students eat most of the potato-chips.

NO is used when the Noun that it qualifies is expressed.
NONE is used when the Noun is understood.

Adjectives of Quantity are always followed by a Singular Noun and this Noun must always be either a Noun of Material or an Abstract Noun such as…

Much bread (Noun of Material)
Much pain (a high degree of pain, Abstract Noun)

These adjectives do not judge subjects or their actions.

Few more example-sentences with this type of adjective :

1. They ate half of the apple-juice.
2. He ate some roasted chicken.
3. She has many apples in his school-bag.
4. They drank the whole juice.
5. The little students have no emotional ability.
6. There are enough meals for the lunch.
7. Little knowledge is always troublesome.
8. Please, take sufficient money to go on a tour.
9. Few people have gone out of the city.
10. The whole country stands against this policy.
11. The politicians should have enough knowledge about their constitution.
12. Few business men are down to earth.
13. Many people are selfish.
14. None of the students has completed the home-work.
15. They have donated only few thousands.

This type of adjective is different from qualitative adjective which speaks about the quality of the nouns which qualitative adjective modifies.

She is a brilliant student.

(The adjective BRILIANT is a qualitative adjective.)

She has enough pencils in his box.

(The adjective ENOUGH is an adjective of quantity.)

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  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Distributive Adjectives
  19. Interrogative Adjectives
  20. Exclamatory Adjectives
  21. Possessive Adjectives
  22. Possessive Determiners
  23. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  26. Emphasizing Adjectives
  27. Coordinate Adjectives
  28. Paired Adjectives
  29. Cumulative Adjectives
  30. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  31. Two Uses of Adjectives
  32. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  33. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  34. The Degrees of Comparison
  35. Comparison of Adjectives
  36. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  37. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  38. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  39. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  40. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  41. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  42. Definite Numeral Quantities
  43. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  44. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  45. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  46. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  47. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  51. Use of The Comparative Degree
  52. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  53. Preferables in English Grammar
  54. Double Comparatives
  55. Double Superlatives
  56. Comparatives which have lost their force
  57. Latin Comparatives
  58. English Comparatives
  59. Adjectives used as Nouns
  60. Adjectives in Pairs
  61. Adjectives preceded by THE
  62. Position of Adjectives
  63. Adjectives Used Attributively
  64. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  65. The Adjective Clause


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