Unit 7.1

How Many y How Much


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Introduction

Usamos how many para preguntar la cantidad de un sustantivo contable [countable noun].

Usamos how much para preguntar la cantidad de un sustantivo incontable [uncountable noun].

{Ver Countable and uncountable nouns, nivel A1 }.

Form

Cuando preguntamos how many? siempre usamos el plural del sustantivo en la pregunta.
How many + countable noun + …?

Cuando preguntamos how much? siempre usamos el singular del sustantivo en la pregunta.
How much + uncountable noun + …?

Example

How many?

  • How many offices does the company have?
  • How many holidayhave you been on?
  • How many students are hard workers?

How much?

  • How much space is on the computer?
  • How much money do I need for the holidays?
  • How much time will it take?

Use

Usamos how many? con sustantivos contables how much con sustantivos incontables para saber la cantidad, y medida de un objeto.

Summary

Usamos how many…? con sustantivos contables [countable nouns], en la forma singular y plural, para saber la cantidad de un objeto. La estructura es:
How many + countable noun + …?

Usamos how much? con sustantivos incontables [uncountable nouns], solo en la forma singular, para saber la cantidad de algo. La estructura es:
How much + uncountable noun + …?

Por ejemplo:
— How many…?: “How many hours do you need to park the car?” = Usamos how many…? porque hours son contables.
— How much…?: “How much time do you need to park the car?” = Usamos how much…? porque time es incontable.

NOTA: Cuando preguntamos how many? siempre usamos el plural del sustantivo en cuestión. Podemos usar how much? para descubrir el precio.

Vamos a revisar el contenido de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en el contexto de una oración.

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