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Grammar Rule


I’ve got many games.

There isn’t much time.

Do you get much homework?


Use ‘many’ for things we can count. Use ‘much’ for things we can’t count.

How many computers / games / sweets are there?

How much time / money / homework have you got?

Be careful!

In questions and negative sentences we use ‘much’, but we usually use ‘a lot of’ in positive sentences.

Have you got much water?

I haven’t got much water.

I’ve got a lot of water.

We say… We don’t say…

I’ve got many toys. (NOT I’ve got much toys.)

There isn’t much chocolate. (NOT There isn’t many chocolate.)

He’s got a lot of homework. (NOT He’s got much homework.)