Much Many More

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Today let’s look at the difference between much and many.

We use:

much for uncountable nouns

A watch

Look, I haven’t got much time so make it quick. (I can count seconds, minutes or hours, but not time. The same rule applies for money.)

many for countable nouns

A group of friends

I don’t have many friends. (I have 3 friends I can really trust, but I get on well with a lot of people.)

Two things to note:

1) In most cases, we use a lot of for positive sentences, while much and many are used in negative sentences and questions.

2) You can use much and many in positive clauses if you use so, as or too before them.

I have too many problems to solve.

There’s so much more that I could do.

As much as I’d like to stay with you, I have to go back to work now.

How about we check if you can tell the difference between them by doing a few short exercises? 🙂

So much has happened to me over the last week. What about you? Share the most exciting thing that you’ve done this week with us in the comments section and see you next week! 😉

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