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grammaire anglaise > déterminants + N > quantificateurs + N


many / a few




nom collectif (people)




nom au pluriel régulier (reasons) /


nom au pluriel régulier irrégulier (feet)




The Guardian        Media        p. 29        10.7.2006
















The Guardian        University 2006        p. 10        18.8.2006

















How Many Jobless [ adjectif nominalisé ]?


Monday, Mar. 17, 1930


How many workmen were jobless throughout the land last week

not even the President of the U.S. knew.

Government officials made guesses on unemployment,

colored more by partisan politics than by positive facts.

Senators flayed the Department of Labor

for its paltry system of gathering labor statistics.

The City of Milwaukee opened soup kitchens.

Bread lines stretched out in Brooklyn.

Manhattan's Bowery swarmed with sullen idle men.

Communists staged demonstrations

throughout the U.S. as well as abroad (see p. 21).

Though these things combined to make

the Hoover Administration acutely unemployment-conscious,

none of them answered the question:

how many jobless [ adjectif nominalisé ]?

LABOR: How Many Jobless?, T, 17.3.1930,










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