English Grammar Tips, Definition and Example Sentences
Using Less and Fewer
It is compatible with non-countable nouns, collective nouns, volumes and bulk amounts.
- I have less money than my brother.
It is used with countable nouns and individual items.
- People now order fewer bottles of wine.
Using Little and A Little
Little expresses a diminutive size or a negative quantity. Little means “almost nothing” or “not much”.
- I’m sorry, I speak little French.
A little is used with positive quantity and non-countable nouns. It means “a small amount” or “some”.
- There is a little milk in the refrigerator
Using Many and Much
Use many with plural nouns
- Alex doesn’t have many friends.
Use much with collective nouns and singular nouns
- Samuel doesn’t have much money.
Using Very and Every
Very is used to add emphasis. We use it before adverbs and adjectives. It means in a high degree.
- She said, “I am very happy”.
We use every to talk about collectively things more than individually. It means each, all.
- I take a break every three hours.
Using Whom and Whose
Whom is an object pronoun like ‘him’, ‘her’, ‘us’ and etc… We use WHOM to ask which person receives an action.
- This is my neighbour whom I like a lot.
Whose is a possessive pronoun like ‘her’, ‘his’, ‘our’ and etc… We use WHOSE to find out which person something belongs to.
- Whose notebook was stolen in the class?