Note: mind that themself (the reﬂexive form of they) is used
instead of himself or herself to refer to a person whose sex is not
mentioned or not known. This form is fairly common, especially in spo-
Exercise 20. Copy the following sentences choosing the correct pronoun: 1. How (much / many) pages have you translated?
2. We have received (much / many) valuable information.
3. He has but (few / little) mistakes in his thesis.
4. We sat at our translation for (many / much) hours.
5. I have a (little / few) time, I’ll do my best to help you.
6. (Much / many) debate has been generated by his controver-
sial research paper.
7. She wanted (some / any) stamps, but there weren’t (some / any) in the machine.
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8. Is there (some / any) one here who speaks English?
9. (Some / any) new facts have been recently discovered.
10. There must be (some / any) explanation to (some / any)
11. Have you heard (something / anything) about this criminal
12. Do you know (something / anything) on the English judicial
13. Only a (little / few) county judges ever receive judicial pro-
14. England abolished the jury in civil cases in 1933, except for a
(little / few) cases like defamation, false imprisonment or fraud.
15. The victim had (little / few) chance to reconstruct the crime.
16. (A few / little) magistrates were ready to deﬁne the crime
as shoplifting and try it as a minor offence.
17. The lawyer had a (few / little) reasons to doubt that the
crime was committed in a ﬁt of rage.
18. (Some / any) instances of felonies were deﬁned as murder,
manslaughter, burglary, housebreaking, larceny, and rape.
19. At common law, with (few / little) exceptions, crimes are
compounded of two elements: an act of commission constituting
guilty conduct (Actus Reus) and guilty intention (Mens Rea).
20. (Some / any) torts are rather speciﬁc, e.g. trespass or false
21. There are (much / many) crimes known as either-way of-
22. The House of Lords is considered the upper house of the
British Parliament, but its political powers are (much / many) more
limited than those of the lower house, the House of Commons.