“How much” vs “How many”

The words much and many mean a lot of. but first off the bat, ask your friends to correct you any chance you can. Make a note every time you get corrected and thank this person. These people are rare and they should be praised. I always thank people when i am correct when learning languages. I suggest you thank them take them out for a dinner your shout!

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If a noun is in singular, we use much Example: much money

If a noun is in plural, we use many Example :many friends

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Use of much / many

In everyday English, we normally use much / many only in questions and negative clauses.

Example: How much money have you got? Ben does not have many friends.

In positive clauses with so, as or too, we also use much / many.

Example :Carla has somany friends.She has asmany friends as Sue.Kevin has toomuch money.

In all other positive clauses, however, we prefer expressions like a lot of / lots of.

Example :Carla has a lot of / lots of friends.Kevin has a lot of / lots of money.

In formal texts, however, much / many are also common in positive clauses. This you will notice for example when you read English news.

Countable / Uncountable Nouns

In connection with much / many people often speak of countable nouns and uncountable nouns.

Countable nouns have a singular and a plural form. In plural, these nouns can be used with a number (that’s why they are called ‘countable nouns’). Countable nouns take many.

Example:100 friends ? many friends

Uncountable nouns can only be used in singular. These nouns cannot be used with a number (that’s why they are called ‘uncountable nouns’). Uncountable nouns take much.


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