You Can Count On It:Much and Many Mary Barron CALL Online St. Michael’s College Summer 2011 Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 1
How many? How much? How many stars do you see? I ate too many French fries. How many cats do you have? How many pieces of paper are there? How many scoops of ice cream would you like? How much money do you have? How much rain fell yesterday? He has too much time on his hands. How much water do you drink each day? There’s so much noise in here! Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 2
Many or Much? Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 3 Plural?
Count and Non-count Nouns These are count nouns. These are non-count nouns. 4 water beans fingers music French fries cats lightning grass people fish fish Images from Uvic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011
Remember to look at the head noun! I ate too muchpizza. I ate too manyslicesof pizza. How muchrainfell last year? How manyinchesof rain fell last year? Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 5
Which are correct? (click to see) Too many cats Too many milk Too many ice Too many ice cubes How many fish? Too much cats Too much milk Too much ice Too much ice cubes How much fish? Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 6
Let’s practice! I have $5. How _____ money do you have? How _____ times did you knock on the door? There are ______clouds today, but not _____ rain. How ______cat food should I buy? How _____people were there? I ate too _____ French fries and too______ pizza. Mary Barron - CALL Summer 2011 7 much many many much much many many much
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