all, some, few, etc

Using quantifiers (all, every, some, etc) can be tricky.

  1. Quantifier as an adjective – all marbles
  2. Quantifier + of + determiner – all of the marbles  “determiner” = the, my, this, etc

Whether to use a singular or plural noun is the tricky part. See the chart below for patterns of use:

all all marbles all of the marbles*
some some marbles some of the marbles
a few a few marbles a few of the marbles
both both marbles both of the marbles
no/none no marbles none of the marbles
neither neither marble neither of the marbles
each each marble each of the marbles
few few marbles
every every marble
*all all the/these/my marbles

Test yourself here

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