How Many Vs How Many: Which Is More Suitable?

To ask how much in English we can do it in two ways: how much and how much. Despite being similar, they have different uses. Maybe most KBI friends already know the difference between how much and how much and nothing. To be clear and understand the difference between the two, let us look at the following explanation:

How many

A form of question in English is how much, how many means alone while many means many, which is used to count plural or plural nouns, provided that the countable noun or noun can be counted. So how much is used to ask how much in English but for countable objects.

Example of sentences:

  • How many people are there in this mall? (How many people are in this mall?)
  • How many fruits do you have (How many fruits do you have?)
  • How many vegetables do you have in your garden? (How many vegetables do you have in your garden?)
  • How many customers did you get? (How many subscribers do you have?)
  • How much experience do you have in camping? (How much camping experience do you have?)
  • How many cards do you get? (How many cards did you get?)

How many

How much is almost the same, but there are also differences. Like is used to ask questions, while is used to express a lot, but here it means something that cannot be counted or an uncountable noun. So how many is used to ask the number of something that cannot be counted.

Example of sentences:

  • How much money do you have in the bank? (How much money do you have in the bank?)
  • how much rice do you have (how much rice do you have)
  • How much sand on this beach (How much sand on this beach?)
  • How much sugar do you add to my coffee? (How much sugar did you add to my coffee?)
  • How Much Milk Do You Need (How Much Milk Do You Need?)

It is easy for SBI friends to find out how much and how much? Hope this can be a reference for learning?

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