35 *How Much/Many?

How much is a construction used to ask questions about the quantity of an Uncountable Noun and How many is used to ask questions about the quantity of a Countable Noun.

How much?

How much + complement (in singular form) + question mark (?).

How many?

How many + complement (both singular or plural form) + question mark (?).

How much?

  • How much water do you want?
  • How much money do I need for the holidays?
  • How much time will it take?

 How many?

  • How many apples do you have?
  • How many brothers does she have?
  • How many cars are there?

We use How much? with Uncountable Nouns to learn amount of an object and it has only singular form.

We use How many? with Countable Nouns to learn amount or quantity of an object and it has singular and plural form. When asking How many? we always use the plural of a noun in the question.

We use How much? and How many? to learn amount or quantity of an object.

We use How much? with Uncountable Nouns to learn amount of an object and it has only singular form. We can use How much? to learn the price of something.

  • The structure is as follows:
    How much + complement (in singular form) + question mark (?).

We use How many? with Countable Nouns to learn amount or quantity of an object and has singular and plural form.

  • The structure is as follows:
    How many + complement (both singular or plural form) + question mark (?).

For example:
How much?: “How much time do you need to park the car.” = We use How much because time (noun) is  uncountable.
How many?: “How many cars can you see.” = We use How many because cars (noun) are countable.

NOTE: When asking How many? we always use the plural of a noun in the question.

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