I'm ESL student and I wonder if I can use these constructions(all of, some of, any of, half of, enough of, more of, most of, many of, much of) with singular noun because I was taught that these constructions come with singular or uncountable noun?

I've found some uses of these construction with singular noun on internet, for example

  • all of me
  • some of him
  • any of this
  • more of me

And etc.

I'm not certain if these are correct and if so, I would appreciate you so much if you will explain meaning each of these as aspect of combing with singular noun.

If anyone has known the book which breaks down about usage of these constructions , please recommend it to me and I will appreciate you very much.

PS : I'm sorry in advanced if my message makes you confused or annoyed and thank you for useful answer.

  • Only "many of" can't be used with a singular or uncountable noun. – Apollonian Jan 4 at 8:38

All of me is of course the title of a song ("Why not take all of me?") in which the singer says, metaphorically, that the loved one has stolen their heart so might as well take all the rest.

This is being used like an uncountable noun. I don't know the context, but it probably means this sort of thing or this situation. Me and him, similarly, are probably shorthand for my time and attention, his personality etc.

Oh, and of course you can say things like "Would you like some of this cake?" or "I'll give you half of my sandwich".

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