Much vs. Many – Rules, Examples & Exercises


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:

  1. I don’t have much money.
  2. They own many houses.

Examples for much / many

  1. Phillip owns many properties in France.
  2. We didn’t earn much profit this year.
  3. How much money have you got?
  4. Sharon does not have many friends.
  5. There are too many students in this class.
  6. It doesn’t need much milk.
  7. We had so much fun.
  8. I spent many days there.

Much / many exercises

Decide whether you have to use much or many:

  1. We saw _____ animals at the zoo.
  2. How _____ oranges did you put in the box?
  3. There isn’t _____ sugar in my coffee.
  4. I don’t have ______ friends.
  5. The old man hasn’t got _____ hair on his head.
  6. I’ve packed _____ bottles of water.
  7. I didn’t get _____ sleep last night.
  8. How _____ fruit do you eat in an average day?


  1. many
  2. many
  3. much
  4. many
  5. much
  6. many
  7. much
  8. much

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