Intermediate Grammar – Adverbs of quantity part II


In this upper intermediate lesson you continue learning about adverbs of place. Here is Part I.

Remember, you can find all of this information, plus speaking exercises, writing exercises, vocabulary exercises and more on the ABA English Course Unit 76 “The full restaurant”.

Too much and too many

We use “too many” when we re talking about countable nouns and “too much” when we are talking about uncountable nouns.

For example:

“There is too much information online!”

“I have too many dresses, I need to throw some away”

Enough and not enough

We use “enough” for both countable and uncountable nouns. Remember that it goes before the noun!

For example:

“I have enough water, thank you”

“Do you have enough money?”

“There were not enough cupcakes for everyone”

So much and so many

We use “so much” with uncountable nouns and “so many” with countable ones.

For example:

“There are so many trees in this park!”

“There is so much work to do”

We also use “much” and “many” in comparative sentences.

As many as and as much as

We use these structures to compare quantities. Used in affirmative sentences it indicates that there is no difference. But when we use it in a negative sentence, we are highlighting the difference.

And finally, we can also use it in questions.

For example:

“This suit costs as much as the black one”

“We do not have as much work as last year”

“Are there as many students as last year?”


Now, together withUnit 76, you have learned all about adverbs of quantity.

In Unit 75 “The full restaurant”, you will see a conversation take place in between Neil and Diana. Would you like to stay and wait in line with Neil? By watching the ABA Film, you will practice your listening comprehension. Record your voice and compare phrases to improve your speaking and learn how to write correctly. You will also gain fluency by interpreting roles and then you will learn the grammar and new vocabulary.

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