Six of one and half a dozen of the other – numbers in English

In this blog, we’re looking at the number system in English, and also some expressions and idioms using numbers. In English, we have two types of numbers. These are cardinal numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc.), which we use to count and say how many of something there are; and ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc.), which tell the position of something in a…

How much? Quantifiers in English – how to say the quantity or amount

Quantifiers in English Last time, we looked at how to use articles with nouns. This week, we’re looking at quantifiers. These are another way to modify nouns, but quantifiers give information about the quantity, or number, of something: how much or how many. Of course, the easiest quantifiers are just the numbers! I immediately know how many…