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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #128992: Vocabulary: big quantities
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    Vocabulary: big quantities

    This lesson is the first one of a series enabling us to review QUANTITIES.  



    We'll learn to express or revise how to estimate quantities, whether they are big ones, little

    ones, or of medium size. 


     A quantity/ an amount 

     A reasonable/ moderate/ modest quantity of/ A reasonable/ moderate/ modest amount of 


    As there are many different expressions and as precise examples will be necessary, I have

    chosen to deal with this huge part of grammar in several lessons.






     A lot/ A great deal/ Very much 

     A lot of/ much + uncountable noun
     A lot of/ many + countable noun
     Quite a lot of/ a fair amount of + uncountable                                                                          
     A good many/ / quite a lot of
     The majority of/ most + countable noun
     To be the majority
     much of + uncountable noun




    - He reads a lot/ he reads a great deal

    - He doesn't read (very) much/a lot/ a great deal

    - There is a lot of milk left

    - There isn't a lot of/ much milk left

    - A lot of them/ many of them believed it

    - There were lots of people




    - I know a great many people/ a lot of people who... 

    - He has quite a lot of/ a fair amount of money

    - She bought quite a lot of/ a good many books

    - Most/ The majority of candidates

    - most people ( a large proportion of people)

    - much of the book (a big part of the book)




    Here are already many expressions to remember! Be careful, these expressions are quite alike. 

    The smallest variation may give a very different meaning to your words! Go for it! 


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