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Exercise : Quantity Terms with Count and Noncount Nouns

In the following sentences, substitute one of these expressions for the underlined words:

* little
* quite a little or quite a bit of
* few
* quite a few

To clarify, little means "not much," but quite a little (or quite a bit of) means "a rather large amount." Few means "not many," but quite a few means "a rather large number."

1. A rather large number of students have trouble with economics

2. It requires a rather large amount of reading.

3. Not many advisors spend as much time with their students.

4. He hasn't much hope of passing his exams.

5. George's advisor spends a rather large amount of time with him.

6. He doesn't know many people in the class.

7. Bill doesn't spend much money on clothes.

8. She spends a rather large amount of money on CDs.

9. He doesn't have many suits.

10. He doesn't understand much of the reading.

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