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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > Quantifiers-Much, Many,A lot of     

Quantifiers-Much, Many,A lot of



Moonlight09
Turkey

Quantifiers-Much, Many,A lot of
 
Hello dear Friends,
I have some difficulty in teaching quantifiers in my class. Because as you can imagine Many and A lot of seem very similar to each other and for students its difficult to differentiate them. What should i do to let them grasp the meaning..thanks for help..

29 Nov 2009      



RabbitWho
Czech Republic

I īve never really thought about it, here are some examples

I have a lot of money. - informal
I have much money. - Very formal and old fashioned. 
I have a lot of things. - informal
I have many things. - formal

I don īt have a lot of money.  - informal
I don īt have much money. - the same as I don īt have a lot of money
I don īt have many things - the same
I don īt have a lot of things - the same


I would say that for lower levels itīs enough just to tell them that "much" and "many" are a tiny bit more formal and that "a lot" doesnīt depend on whether itīs a countable or uncountable noun the way they do. 
Anyone feel free to correct me here, I īve never taught it so I don īt know the rules . 

29 Nov 2009     



cagreis
Portugal

I īve uploaded  a worksheet with rules and a practice page. That should help I hope (ws on COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS - EXPRESSING QUANTITY - FOOD)

29 Nov 2009     



Lancillotta:
Italy

 
 
 
Check your pm.
Have a nice day,
Lancillotta

29 Nov 2009