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  • So guys!

  • Today I wanted to talk to you about ...

  • 'much'

  • and 'many'.

  • Let's go!

  • Hi guys, today we're going to talk about something that

  • 'many' of my students get wrong 'a lot' of the time.

  • This is the difference between 'much', 'many', 'a lot of' and 'lots of'.

  • Well firstly these two mean the same thing

  • you can use them interchangeably.

  • These ones, however, can not be used for the same nouns

  • and I'm going to explain how you use them right now!

  • So with uncountable nouns.

  • Well these refer to something that can't be counted

  • and they don't normally have a plural form.

  • Some exceptions though are drinks.

  • If I'm in a restaurant and I ask for two coffees.

  • Well I'm really asking for two cups of coffee.

  • That's why I can say two coffEES, with the plural.

  • If I ask for two sugars in my tea.

  • Well we really know that I'm asking for two sachets

  • or two cubes of sugar in my tea.

  • So, on their own we can't use them as plurals.

  • So, the uncountable nouns go with 'much'.

  • And 'much' is something we tend to use in the

  • interrogative or the negative form.

  • I don't have much water.

  • Do you have much homework?

  • And, the countables go with 'many'.

  • We can use this affirmative, negative and interrogative.

  • I have many apples.

  • I don't have many windows.

  • There aren't many girls.

  • Which is never normally a problem.

  • So for the affirmative

  • much, especially, can sound incredibly formal.

  • I have much water.

  • Ooof!

  • It sounds a bit..

  • It sounds a bit too much!

  • So instead of saying 'much' in the affirmative, I would use

  • a lot of water.

  • I have a lot of water, I have lots of water.

  • Many, on the other hand, is more widely used with the affirmative.

  • So, I have many apples.

  • I have a lot of apples.

  • They're more or less the same in this case.

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B1 INT UK affirmative water uncountable plural lot tea

MUCH or MANY or A LOT OF??? Countable and Uncountable Nouns!

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    Justin Chan posted on 2017/05/09
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