Determiners
English Department
7th Grade
SOME / ANY
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We use some and any with both countable and
uncountable nouns.
Some is used in affirmative sentences.
I need to buy some bread.
There are some apples in the kitchen.

Any is used in both negative sentences and
questions.
I don’t have any pen to use.
Do you have any pen you can lend me?

We can use some in questions which are offers
or requests.
Would you like some coffee?
NO / ANY

We use no after an affirmative verb and any after
a negative verb.
There is no milk left.
There isn’t any milk left.
SOMEBODY / ANYBODY /
NOBODY / EVERYBODY
PEOPLE
+ somebody
THINGS
PLACES
something
somewhere
not anything
nothing
not anywhere
nowhere
anything
anywhere
someone
-
not anybody
not anyone
nobody
no one
? anybody
anyone
Practice
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/200/grammar/somany1.htm
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ii147/esl-test.php
MUCH / MANY / A LOT OF /
A FEW / A LITTLE

We use a lot of / lots of with both countable and
uncountable nouns.
I have lots of good movies to see.
I spend a lot of time watching TV.

We use much and a little only with uncountable
nouns.
I don’t have much money to go out today.
I think I need a little help.

We use many and a few only with countable nouns.
She has many nice color pens.
There are a few students who didn’t do the homework.
PRACTICE
http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ei052/esl-test.php
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/much-many/exercises?04
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/little-few/exercises?05