Qualifiers and Quantifiers
Qualifiers and quantifiers are words that precede and modify nouns to provide specific detail in a sentence. The reader is thus provided with a specific image. Qualifiers are hidden as adjectives and adverbs, while quantifiers disguise themselves as words that tell how much. Consider the following sentences:
Kenyon applied to three good colleges.
Melrose Place has a great deal of trendy shops and restaurants.
In the first sentence, three is the quantifier and good acts as the qualifier. In the second sentence, a great deal of indicates the amount of shops and restaurants, while trendy advises the reader the types of shops and restaurants being that are being described.
Generally speaking, the singular form of a verb is used with a singular noun and the plural form of a verb is used with a plural noun. However, there are additional situations and exceptions that should be considered.