BOTH | A FEW

Point 61 in the category of PRONOUNS/quantity is defined as:

‘BOTH’, ‘A FEW’, ‘ANOTHER’ as subject and object pronouns.


*We have covered the use of ‘another’ here.

A search in iWeb corpus for:

. both _V

1 . BOTH ARE 48684
2 . BOTH HAVE 15241
3 . BOTH WERE 15188
4 . BOTH WILL 4328
5 . BOTH CAN 4026
6 . BOTH HAD 2918
7 . BOTH OFFER 1408
8 . BOTH WORK 1162
9 . BOTH WOULD 1137
10 . BOTH SHOULD 933
11 . BOTH REQUIRE 887
12 . BOTH USE 875
13 . BOTH COME 787
14 . BOTH FEATURE 678
15 . BOTH PROVIDE 633
16 . BOTH SEEM 631
17 . BOTH COULD 554
18 . BOTH MUST 536
19 . BOTH CAME 520
20 . BOTH NEED 506
21 . BOTH LOOK 494
22 . BOTH MAKE 475
23 . BOTH MAY 472
24 . BOTH DO 429
25 . BOTH SAID 415
26 . BOTH WORKED 398
27 . BOTH CONTAIN 378
28 . BOTH INCLUDE 370
29 . BOTH SHARE 368
30 . BOTH INVOLVE 363
31 . BOTH TAKE 338
32 . BOTH GIVE 337
33 . BOTH WENT 296
34 . BOTH ALLOW 293
35 . BOTH MADE 287
36 . BOTH APPEAR 272
37 . BOTH GET 272
38 . BOTH TIMES 267
39 . BOTH SHOW 255
40 . BOTH SAY 246
41 . BOTH PLAY 211
42 . BOTH DID 211
43 . BOTH WANT 197
44 . BOTH BEING 197
45 . BOTH DIED 193
46 . BOTH SERVE 184
47 . BOTH HELP 171
48 . BOTH TOOK 162
49 . BOTH START 160
50 . BOTH BECAME 150


. A few _V

1 . A FEW ARE 1176
2 . A FEW HAVE 957
3 . A FEW WERE 703
4 . A FEW WILL 296
5 . A FEW MAY 246
6 . A FEW HAD 196
7 . A FEW MIGHT 135
8 . A FEW DO 126
9 . A FEW CAN 114
10 . A FEW DID 85
11 . A FEW INCLUDE 73
12 . A FEW SAID 70
13 . A FEW WOULD 65
14 . A FEW CAME 63
15 . A FEW USE 46
16 . A FEW GO 44
17 . A FEW SAY 36
18 . A FEW WENT 35
19 . A FEW COULD 32
20 . A FEW MADE 31
21 . A FEW REQUIRE 30
22 . A FEW COME 29
23 . A FEW MAKE 27
24 . A FEW TOOK 26
25 . A FEW REMAIN 25
26 . A FEW OFFER 25
27 . A FEW WORK 25
28 . A FEW TEST 24
29 . A FEW GET 24
30 . A FEW MANAGED 22
31 . A FEW MENTIONED 21
32 . A FEW SEEM 20
33 . A FEW STAND 19
34 . A FEW STATE 18
35 . A FEW GOT 18
36 . A FEW GOOGLE 15
37 . A FEW BATTERS 15
38 . A FEW SEEMED 15
39 . A FEW TRY 15
40 . A FEW WORE 14
41 . A FEW STANDOUT 14
42 . A FEW TAKE 13
43 . A FEW TRIED 13
44 . A FEW TRAVEL 13
45 . A FEW IS 13
46 . A FEW FIND 13
47 . A FEW LOOK 12
48 . A FEW KNOW 12
49 . A FEW BELIEVED 12
50 . A FEW WANT 12


A2 vocabulary:

became, believed, could, few, include, might, must, offer, serve, share, should, stand, tried, try

B1:
allow, appear, contain, involve, managed, mentioned, provide, remain, require, seem, seemed


TLC, Speaking Test, examples:

Do you think it‘s easier than Hindi?

No, both are the same.

 Male, India, B1

 

Do you think people would be happy about that?

A few would.

Male, India, B2

 

During the last two years, I had done only three glass paintings.

One is two butterflies with a flower and a bush.

 Another is a bunch of flowers, and the last one is the girl eating an apple.

Female, Sri Lanka, B1