Quantifiers with nouns
Quantifiers are further divided into countable and uncountable nouns. Countable nouns are individual nouns that can be counted, such as books, teachers and stores. Uncountable nouns are materials, concepts and information that are not individual and can not be counted.
In these sentences, the singular verb form is used with singular countable nouns. For example:
That book is on the table.
Along these same lines, the plural form of the verb is used with plural countable nouns. For example:
There are some students in the classroom.
Uncountable nouns are always conjugated as singular. Therefore, always use the singular form of the verb with uncountable nouns. For example:
There is some water in that pitcher.
In these last two examples, some acts as the quantifier. There are other words that act as quantifiers, such as each, every, lots, plenty, and any. These will be discussed in greater detail later in each section.