Quantifiers used with uncountable nouns include a little, a bit of, much , a great deal of, and a large amount of.

  • There was a bit of cheese on your upper lip.
  • I don’t have much money to keep in my big wallet.
  • A great deal of her work is massaging the back of patients.
  • The drugs were sold for a large amount of hard cash.


Little and a little

Little and a little are expressions of quantity used before uncountable nouns. Little has a negative meaning implying scarcely any is available or almost none. A little means a small amount.

  • There seemed (very) little hope of recovery for the accident victim.
  • There is a little pork in the fridge for the supper dish. (Positive - small amount but enough for supper)