Adjectives of quantity

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Adjective of quantity answer the question how much?. Examples are: some, any, little, much, enough, sufficient, insufficient, all, whole, great etc.

Examples are:


Some is mostly used in affirmative sentences. Any is mostly used in negatives and interrogative sentences.

Little, a little and the little

Little has a negative meaning. It means hardly any. A little indicates a very small quantity. Little is usually used with singular uncountable nouns.

Enough can be used as an adjective or as an adverb. When it is used as an adjective, it goes before a noun. When it is used as an adverb, it goes after an adjective.

All and whole

All and whole have similar meanings, but they are used differently.

Sections in this article

Adjectives placed before nouns
Adjectives placed after verbs
Adjectives without Nouns
Adjectives: order before nouns
Kinds of Adjectives
Adjectives with and
Adjectives of quantity
Demonstrative adjectives
Adjectives of number or numeral adjectives

See also

Adjectives - definition
Adjective clause
Adjective phrase
Attributive adjective
Participial adjectives