Related ELA Standard: L.4.1
When you have a noun that you would like to clarify some information about, you would use words called determiners. Singular nouns always need a determiner and plural or infinite nouns don’t always require a determiner. There are about fifty different types of determiner words. Quantifiers are words that put a relative or exact number on a noun. They give use the answer to “How much?” or “How many?” The worksheets found on this page have students breakdown sentences and use determiners and quantifiers that grammatically form proper sentences.
Quantifier Worksheets To Print:
Mark It Up - Find the determiner in each sentence and the noun that it refers to. This is a nice starter exercise for you.
This, These, That, Those - You guessed it! A nice word fill activity. Use one of those (see how I fit a pun in here?) words to complete the sentences.
Missing Something? - This group of sentences seem unfinished. Use the determiner word bank to help you here.
A Few or A Little - This might require a tad bit of critical thinking at the elementary level. Reading the sentences aloud will make a huge difference for students.
Quantities & Containers - Match the correct word on the left to the correct phrase on the left. This will also add a new skill to the mix.
For the Birds - Read each sentence and underline the quantifier. Circle the noun that the quantifier points to. That is the person, place, or thing (most likely an event.)
Clever Clover - Write your own quantifier sentences using the words provided. Use what is provided for you for some inspiration.
Which Is Wrong? - Cross out the sentences that are wrong. There are many correct sentences in here too. Don't let them distract you.
Fun with Determiners - Choose the correct determiner for each sentence. In some cases, multiple words can be correct.
Correct It! - Which sentence is correct? Another round of this type of worksheet for students.
Messed Up! - Rewrite each sentence below using the correct determiner or quantifier.
What Does It Point To? - Underline the quantifier in the sentences below and circle the noun that it points to.
Read Below - If the sentence is correct as it is written, don't do anything. If the sentence is not correct, rewrite it correctly.
The Effective Use of Determiners and Quantifiers
We use determiners all the time. Most of the time, we don’t even realize that we are using them. Determiners can be used in a general or specific manner. It really depends on the writing form you are using. The effective use of determiners is to add specificity to your writing. They point out certain qualities that were not part of sentence before they were present. Any example sentence for a specific use could be: That is the bus we need to be on. In this sentence, the word "that" is the determiner. It is telling which specific bus that group needs to board.
Quantifiers are a bit different because they let us know how many or how much something is. The words "several, many, and few" are examples of quantifiers. By using those words we have a relative understand of the quantity present. I used the word "relative" to describe quantifiers because to perceptions of amount differ person to person. I four-hundred pound linebacker is going to think very differently about the size of his cheeseburger than a one hundred pound grandmother of 3. When we are writing and using quantifiers we need to aware of that.
Quantifiers can take on many different shapes whether it be in word form or a specific numeric value. Their basic job is to communicate to your audience the significance of the noun. There are some nouns that can be seen as uncountable because a specific value cannot be attributed to them, but you give a general sense of the value in a nonspecific way. Here are two examples:
Jamie only has a few classes left to take in order to graduate.
Do you have enough water for your workout today?