- Definition : A quantifier is a word or phrase which refers to a noun, generally precedes a noun (but see Quantifier Floating below), and indicates amount - how many or how much.
- Examples : a few, a lot, plenty of, several, all, both, each
- Quantifier floating occurs only with all, both and each and is the process by which a subject related quantifier may "move" to a position in the sentence other than immediately preceding the noun. Compare :
Both boys passed the exam and The boys both passed the exam.
Each box contains around 200 items and The boxes each contain around 200 items.
All talks start at 2.30 and The talks all start at 2.30