English Grammar Many And Much
Learn English Many And Much Grammar

Grammar Level 2- Lesson Eight

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Many and Much in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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Many & Much

Many is used with count nouns:
Q: How many apples are there?
A: There are many apples in this picture.

Q: How many chairs are there?
A: There are two chairs.

Q: How many bees are there?
A: Hundreds. Maybe thousands!

Q: How many apples are there in this picture?
A: There is only one apple.

Q: How many men are there in this picture?
A: There aren’t any. There is only one woman.

Much is used with non-count nouns:
Q: How much fruit is there?
A: There’s a lot of fruit.

Q: How much water is in the glass?
A: It’s almost full. There’s a lot of water in the glass.

Q: How much traffic is there this morning?
A: There’s a lot of traffic. The cars aren’t moving very fast.

Q: How much fishing does he do?
A: He does a lot of fishing on the weekend.

Q: How much beer is there in his glass?
A: There isn’t any. It’s all gone.

Count Nouns
Singular

(Don’t use in plural form)
car
apple
machine
fact
chair
dollar
minute
(Only use an article with these: a or the)

Plural

cars
apples
machines
facts
chairs
dollars
minutes
(These plural count nouns use “many“)

Non-count Nouns

traffic
fruit
machinery
information
furniture
money
time
(These use “much“)

It’s important to understand the difference between non-count and count nouns when using many and much (read English Grammar Count And Noncount Nouns with examples lesson to learn more). Non-count nouns are often used to describe large categories while count nouns are usually more specific.

Examples:
There is a car in the street. (singular count noun)
Question: How many cars are in the street?
Answer: There are a few cars in the street (plural count noun)
Question: How much traffic is there?
Answer: There is a lot of traffic. (non-count noun)
Non-count nouns always use a singular verb. Count nouns are singular or plural.
Much and Many are usually used with the negative:

Examples:
There aren’t many students in the classroom. (perhaps 4 or 5 students)
There isn’t much food in the refrigerator. ( a small amount of food)
Any + not, never, or without expresses zero:

Examples:
There aren’t any students in the classroom (zero)
There isn’t any food in the refrigerator. It’s empty.
He went outside without any shoes. (There are no shoes on his feet.)
They never want to eat any vegetables or drink any milk.
Much and Many are usually not used in the affirmative:

Examples:
There are many apples in the basket. It sounds better to say…
There are a lot of apples in the basket.
There is much milk in the refrigerator. It sounds better to say…
There is a lot of milk in the refrigerator.

 

Quiz for Many and Much

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