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Can anyone help me to distinguish the function and meaning of Quantifiers and Quantifying Adj?

From my textbook's point of view:

a) Quantifiers (Q): some, any, no, neither, either, another, enough, each

b) Quantifying Adjectives/ Indefinite Quantifiers (QA): a few/little, much, many, a lot of, lots of, ...

As the name reveals, I can understand why the adj in (b) is called QA. However, why some of the members of (a) are not definite (such as "some", "any") but still being called quantifiers? Are the quantifiers not necessarily definite or do I misunderstand the meaning of "some" and "any" when they're put in some particular contexts showing the definiteness of these two quantifiers?

Thank you so much TvT I'm stuck with this for so long, I cannot understand why these words look similar but actually classified under different groups.

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