Expression of Quantity

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Hi sobat Pondok Linguishtic! Kami kembali lagi dengan materi terbaru. Kali ini kita akan membahas tentang Expression of Quantity atau takaran yang digunakan untuk menyatakan jumlah. Expression of quantity merupakan salah satu materi yang sangat penting untuk kita pelajari karena sering kita gunakan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari. Beberapa expression of quantity hanya dapat digunakan pada benda yang bisa dihitung dan beberapa yang lain hanya dapat digunakan pada benda yang tidak dapat dihitung. Selain itu, ada juga beberapa quantifier yang dapat digunakan pada countable maupun uncountable. Penggunaan expression of quantity secara lebih detail dapat dilihat pada table di bawah ini.

           Countable Nouns
Uncountable Nouns
An / a
One, two, three, …
Some / any
A couple of
A pair of
A few / few
The number of

A little / little
A lot of
A count of
Plenty of
Lots of
More / most
An amount of

Adapun contoh penggunaan quantifier dalam kalimat adalah sebagai berikut:
  • I put a book on the table.
  • There are two people waiting in the lounge.
  • Each student is allowed to go home earlier.
  • I smile every time I see you.
  • Could you give me some sugar?
  • Some students didn’t come to the class yesterday.
  • I met him in the lobby several days ago.
  • I have known her for a couple of months.
  • You need to buy a new pair of shoes.
  • Many people didn’t participate in the previous general election.
  • We need a few more students to complete our squad.
  • The number of participants engaged in the study was 27.
  • He must have much money in his pocket.
  • Put a little more sugar in my tea, please!
  • I have a lot of books on my shelf.
  • I have lots of paper in my drawer.
  • There is a plenty of sugar in the bottle.
  • We need more water.
  • All fish live in the water.
  • I lend him an amount of money.
  • No teacher is perfect.
  • No sugar is needed for the recipe.
Bagaimana guys? Mudah kan? Selamat mencoba ya!