Using much and many

March 21, 2013pdf

Both much and many are used to talk about an indefinite quantity or number. Note that much is used before an uncountable noun. Many is used before a countable noun.

A countable noun refers to something that can be counted. Examples are: pen, book, man, flower etc.

An uncountable noun refers to something that cannot be counted. Examples are: rice, milk, oil, sand etc.

Complete the following sentences using much or many.

1. How ……………………….. mangoes are there in the basket?

2. How ……………………….. milk do you buy every day?

3. How …………………………… peacocks are there in the zoo?

4. How ………………………………. meters of cloth do you require for your dress?

5. How ………………………… money did you pay for this course?

6. There are not ……………………….. trees in the garden.

7. There isn’t ………………………….. oil in the bottle.

8. He hasn’t got ………………………….. friends.

9. ………………………… students did not take the examination.

10. There isn’t ……………………………. dirt on the table.

Answers

1. How many mangoes are there in the basket?

2. How much milk do you buy every day?

3. How many peacocks are there in the zoo?

4. How many meters of cloth do you require for your dress?

5. How much money did you pay for this course?

6. There are many trees in the garden.

7. There isn’t much oil in the bottle.

8. He hasn’t got many friends.

9. Many students did not take the examination.

10. There isn’t much dirt on the table.

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