Quantifiers Much Many
What are quantifiers? When to use much or many?
Quantifiers – much – many
1) Quantifiers are adjectives and adjectival phrases that give approximate or specific answers to the questions ‘How much?’ and ‘How many?’.
Sorry, but there isn’t much left for you to do here.
2) To answer the questions ‘How much?’ and ‘How many?’ certain quantifiers can be used with countable nouns (chairs, apples), while others can be used with uncountable nouns (tea, money). We use much with uncountable nouns and many with countable nouns.
Note that much and many are mainly used in interrogative and negative sentences.
How many cousins do you have? (countable)
How much money did you spend? (uncountable)
Note that how much can also be used when we want to know the price of something. In this case, we can use how much with countable nouns (both singular and plural nouns).
How much does this dress cost?
Much and many can be used in affirmative sentences in combination with too and so. In this case, they denote the excessive amount of something.
I don’t know what to do with so much sugar!
There are too many people in here.
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