"All", "both", "half" are distributive determiners. They can be used with countable nouns and uncountable nouns. Sometimes, they are used before articles (a, an, the) or the word "of". "Of" is always used when preceding plural pronouns.
"All" is used when referring to the whole group. It is used before uncountable nouns and plural countable nouns.
"Both" is used when referring to a pair or only two people or items of a group. It is used before plural nouns.
"Half" is used when referring to just half of a group. It can be used before singular or plural nouns.
Directions: Choose the correct answer
1) She drank __________ the bottle of wine.
2) Only __________ of the students passed the state exam.
3) __________ of the cars were racing.
4) The thief took __________ the money.
5) I like __________ kinds of cheese.
6) __________ of the parents are coming to the recital.
7) __________ children need supervision.
8) There was only __________ of the cake left.
Directions: Fill in the blanks with either "all "both" or "half"
1) My brother ate __________ of the pizza, and my sister and I shared the rest.
2) I have two brothers. They are __________ tall and strong.
3) I think __________ teams look tired.
4) I can't spend __________ my time helping you. I have other things to do.
5) I only have one cookie, but you can have __________ if you want.
6) The coat is on sale for __________ price.
7) He spends __________ his time studying. He does nothing else.
8) They __________ look like movie stars.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) a. half
2) b. half
3) b. Both
4) b. all
5) a. all
6) b. Both
7) a. All
8) a. half
Quiz 2 Answers