Learn about quantifiers for Primary 2 English

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Part of the Primary 2 English grammar syllabus, quantifiers is an important grammatical component for Primary 2 pupils.

A quantifier is a word or phrase which shows the amount of a noun (thing / person / animal)

Although the complete list of quantifiers is lengthy, Primary 2 English grammar syllabus focuses on the basic quantifiers.

List of quantifiers for Primary 2 English

Quantifiers for
uncountable nouns
Quantifiers for
countable nouns
Quantifiers for
countable and
uncountable nouns
Little waterSeveral pupilsSome rice
Much timeMany booksAny apples
A little pepperFew cookiesPlenty of food
A lot of moneyA few cups

For multiple-choice questions on quantifiers, we can use a 2-step method to find out the answer:

  1. Identify the noun which is being counted in the sentence. Pupils should look for the noun nearest to the blank. In this case, the noun is “salt” which is also an uncountable noun.
  2. Next, we’ll have to look for a clue which shows the quantity of the noun. decide on the quantity of the noun.

Next, we will use the 2-step method to find out the answers for questions on quantifiers for :

  • uncountable nouns
  • countable nouns
  • countable and uncountable nouns

Quantifiers for uncountable nouns

Quantifiers question 1

Primary 2 english example 1

Answer for quantifiers question 1

Let’s use the two step process to answer the question:

  1. Identify the noun – In this case, the noun is salt and it is an uncountable noun.
  2. Clue to show the quantity of the noun – the keywords add a little more indicate that there is not enough salt which means there is too little salt right now.
Primary 2 English grammar - Quantifiers sample answer 1

Quantifiers question 2

Primary 2 question 2 for uncountable quantifiers

Answer for quantifiers question 2

  1. According to keyword 1, the uncountable noun is time.
  2. The keywords no need to hurry show that there is plenty of time.
Primary 2 English grammar quantifiers answer 2

Quantifiers for countable nouns

Quantifiers question 3

Answer for quantifiers question 3

  1. According to keyword 1, the noun is chicken wings and it is a countable noun. Therefore, the answer can only be either a few or plenty of.
  2. The keywords You can finish them show that the number of chicken wings can be eaten by one person. Since one person can finish the chicken wings, the quantity should not be that large. In this case, since plenty of is an unsuitable answer, the answer can only be a few.

Quantifiers question 4

Answer for quantifiers question 4

Quantifiers for countable and uncountable nouns

Quantifiers question 5

Answer for quantifiers question 5

  1. According to the sentence, the noun is rice which is a uncountable noun. Therefore, the answer can only be either little or some.
  2. The keywords can cook the rice for dinner shows that there is a reasonable quantity of rice which is enough for dinner. Therefore the answer should be some.

Quantifiers question 6

Answer for quantifiers question 6

  1. In the sentence, the keyword clearly shows the noun which is colour pencils. Since we can count the number of colour pencils, it is a countable noun.
  2. The quantifier some can be used for countable nouns too.

Using our keyword method, Primary 2 pupils can easily answer all questions on quantifiers. In fact, this method applies to all the other grammatical components too. In this way, pupils not only know what the answer is but more importantly, why the answer is so.

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