Use much if the noun is non-countable (e.g., water, sand). Use many if the noun is countable (e.g., oranges, children). For example:
- I don’t have much money.
- They own many houses.
Examples for much / many
- Phillip owns many properties in France.
- We didn’t earn much profit this year.
- How much money have you got?
- Sharon does not have many friends.
- There are too many students in this class.
- It doesn’t need much milk.
- We had so much fun.
- I spent many days there.
Much / many exercises
Decide whether you have to use much or many:
- We saw _____ animals at the zoo.
- How _____ oranges did you put in the box?
- There isn’t _____ sugar in my coffee.
- I don’t have ______ friends.
- The old man hasn’t got _____ hair on his head.
- I’ve packed _____ bottles of water.
- I didn’t get _____ sleep last night.
- How _____ fruit do you eat in an average day?
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