Much / many

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    The words much and many mean a lot of.

    • If a noun is in singular, we use muchExample:much money
    • If a noun is in plural, we use manyExample:many friends

    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?Carla does not have many friends.
    In positive clauses with so, as or too, we also use much / many.
    Example:Carla has so many friends.She has as many friends as Sue.Kevin has too much 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.
    Example:100 moneymuch money
    Note: Of course you can count money – but then you would name the currency and say that you have got 5 euro (but not „5 money“).
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