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How much and How many

English Speaking Topic

In this lesson we will learn to use How much and How many in English conversation. How to use How much and How many with countable and uncountable nouns? What is the difference? Listen to the conversation below and repeat.

AWhat’s that?
BIt’s a questionaire from the doctor. It’s about my diet.
AUh-huh. “What do you eat and drink in a week?” Number one: How much butter and cheese do you eat?
BNot much.
ANot much? You have a cheese sandwich every day, and you always have a lot of cheese and butter in it.
BOK.
ANumber two: How many cakes and biscuits do you eat?
BNot many.
ANot many? You normally have three or four biscuits with a cup of coffee, and you eat a lot of cakes, too. And…
BWhere are you going?
AYou can fill in the questionaire. I’m going to get some food.

 

Language Note:

We use How much and How many to ask for the amount or numbers of something.

We use How much + uncountable nouns

How much food do we have?

How much housework she does a day?

How much chocolate do you eat?

 

We use How many + plural nouns

How many letters did you write yesterday?

How many countries have you been to?

How many days are you going to stay in Hawaii?

 

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How much and How Many – Exercise

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ people live in this city?” answer=”many” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ water is in the ocean?” answer=”much” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ bottles of wine are there on the table?” answer=”many” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ money in the bank?” answer=”much” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ sand is in the desert?” answer=”much” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ cars do they produce a year?” answer=”many” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ information do they need?” answer=”much” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ bikes are there in the garden?” answer=”many” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ petrol do we use everyday?” answer=”much” options=”much|many” notes=””]

[rapid_quiz question=”How _____ feet do you have?” answer=”many” options=”much|many” notes=””]

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