Elegir el cuantificador adecuado

para responder a la pregunta How much? y How many? algunos cuantificadores pueden ser utilizados con nombres enumerables (amigos, personas), otros con nombres inenumerables (azúcar, té, dinero) y otros con todo tipo de nombres.

Only with uncountable nouns With all types of nouns Only with countable nouns
a little no, none, not any a few
a bit of some a number of
  any several
a great deal of a lot of, lots of a great number of
a large amount of plenty of a large number of
Ejemplos
  • Would you like some tea and a few cookies?
  • I always put a little milk and some carrots in my soup.
  • He has several apples. I don't have any fruit at all.
  • She has plenty of clothes for the winter.
  • I recieved a large amount of feedback from my survey.
Usar "Much" y "Many"

Much y many son utilizados a menudo en frases interrogativas y negativas. También se usan en frases afirmativas y negativas combinados con  too y so. Nota : la palabra many puede usarse sóla en frases afirmativas mientras la palabra much no. Much se coloca en frases afirmativas con  lot of  o  lots of (esas expresiones pueden también usarse con many).

Nombres inenumerables Nombres enumerables
How much sugar do you have? How many people came to the concert?
There's not much sugar at the store. Not many people came to the concert.
I have too much sugar at home. There were too many people at the concert.
I don't know what to do with so much sugar. It's a problem when there are so many people.
I wish there was not so much sugar here. There were not so many people last year.
There is a lot of sugar in candy. There are many people who want to come. = There are a lot of people who want to come.