Size, Quantity and Number

Size, Quantity and Number

LL1 Something very small: “I only took a(n) ________ one.”

LL2 Other words meaning too small to be worth much: “I don’t want that little ________ potato.”

LL3a Shrunk, dried up: “These apples are all ________.”

LL3b Shrunk, dried up: “He’s a little ________ old man.”

LL5 Something impressively big: “That cabbage is really a(n) ________.”

LL6a A small, indefinite amount—for example, of cream: “I’ll take just a(n) ________ of cream in my coffee.”

LL6b A small, indefinite amount—for example, of butter: “I’ll put in just a(n) ________ of butter.”

LL6c A small, indefinite amount—for example, of cinnamon: “It still needs just a(n) ________ of cinnamon.”

LL7 In small amounts, by small degrees: “She didn’t get the money all at once; they sent it to her ________.”

LL8a A large amount or number: More than enough—for example, of time, “He’s got ________ of time.”

LL8b Or, a large number—for example, of cousins: “She has a whole ________ of cousins.”

LL8c If you address one person as “you,” how do you address several people at once? “Do ________ want to come to the show?”

LL8d If you’re addressing one person only, “Do ________ want to come to the show?”

LL9a As much as you need or more—for example, of apples: “We’ve got ________ of apples.”

LL9b Or, all you need or more—for example, of clothes: “She’s got clothes ________.”

LL10 A whole group of people: “They made too much noise, so she sent the whole ________ home.”

LL11a In short supply, hard to get: “Good workers are ________ these days.”

LL11b In short supply, hard to get: “There’s a(n) ________ of seed corn this year.”

LL13 Not full or sufficient: “She gave us a(n) ________ meal.”

LL14 None at all, not even one: “This pond used to be full of fish, but now there’s ________ left.”

LL15 To write ten (10), what figure do you put after ‘1’?

LL17 Ways of saying there’s no more of something: “The potatoes are ________.”

LL18 To do no work at all, not even make any effort: “He hasn’t ________ all day.”

LL19 A few, anywhere from two to four: “Just put in (a) ________ onions.”

LL20 Beads to wear around the throat: “She wore a(n) ________ of green beads.”

LL21 Two things—one and also the other: “Do you want the red one or the blue one?” “I want ________ of them.”

LL22 Less than you should get: “They’ll try to (give you) ________ every time.”

LL23 Cheated, treated dishonestly: “These apples are wormy; I think you got ________.”

LL24 To keep firewood neat, you have to cut it, split it, and ________ it up.

LL25 Expressions meaning entirely, completely: “He sold out the whole place, ________.”

LL26a Other words for ‘all the way’: “She drove ________ to the end of the road.”

LL26b Other words meaning ‘entirely’—for example, “He’s Irish ________.”

LL28 Expressions meaning entirely full: “The box of apples was ________.”

LL29 Any sign or trace: “She left last week, and nobody’s seen (a) ________ of her since.”

LL30 Words and expressions meaning ‘nearly’ or ‘almost’: “He fell off the ladder and ________ (broke his neck).”

LL32 Expressions meaning that one man’s ability is not nearly as great as another man’s: “John can’t (or doesn’t, or isn’t) ________ Bill.”

LL33 A longer distance: New York or California—which is ________ from here?

LL34 When a road is blocked: “This is all (the) ________ we can go.”

LL35 Words used to make a statement stronger: “This cake tastes ________ good.”

LL36 To make a statement much stronger: “Poor fellow. I think it’s a(n) ________ shame.”

LL37 To make a statement as strong as you can: “I could have wrung her neck, I was so ________ mad.”

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