Adjectives of Quantity

Adjective of quantity answer the question how much?. Examples are: some, any, little, much, enough, sufficient, insufficient, all, whole, great etc.

Examples are:


Some is mostly used in affirmative sentences. Any is mostly used in negatives and interrogative sentences.

Little, a little and the little

Little has a negative meaning. It means hardly any. A little indicates a very small quantity. Little is usually used with singular uncountable nouns.

Enough can be used as an adjective or as an adverb. When it is used as an adjective, it goes before a noun. When it is used as an adverb, it goes after an adjective.

All and whole

All and whole have similar meanings, but they are used differently.

Sections in this article


Adjectives placed before nouns

Adjectives placed after verbs

Adjectives without Nouns

Adjectives: order before nouns

Kinds of Adjectives

Adjectives with and

Complements of adjectives

See also

Adjective clauses

Relative clauses

Relative pronouns

Identifying relative clauses

Omission of relative pronouns

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