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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #98149: Quantities
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    There are Some BOOKS on the table.

    In this sentence the word BOOKS is a plural countable noun. Before a plural countable noun we can use words such as SOME, MANY, A FEW, FEW, A LOT OF, ANY, SEVERAL. These words are called quantifiers.

    But in the sentence that follows: there is A LITTLE MEAT in the refrigerator, the word MEAT is an uncountable noun so we have to use LITTLE, A LITTLE, MUCH, SOME, and ANY before uncountable nouns.

    Any is used in negative sentences and questions.

    But some is used in positive ones for both countable and uncountable nouns.

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    1. I don't need information about it.

    2. When I arrived in here I had friends. I didn't know many people.

    3. When I get up in the morning I usually have butter on my toast.

    4. The doctor advised me to get exercise.

    5. Firefighters put out fires yesterday. There were twenty fires!

    6. Professor Johnson has written papers. Actually, I think I have read all three of his papers!

    7. I had trouble on my way home.

    8. The classroom was so stuffy that I opened the windows to have fresh air.

    9. Have you ever had trouble on a trip?

    10. I ate cake before I left home, but not too much.

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