« all exercises

Much or Many?

Many people confuse the words much or many. These two words are not used interchangeably, usually in sentences that ask a question or state a negative. In short:

The rule

  • You use much with nouns that are singular and not countable. An example is: How much water is in the fish tank?
  • You use many with nouns that are plural and countable. An example is: How many pizzas should I buy?

Now, it is your chance to practice. Complete the following sentences by using either much or many correctly.

Question 1:
There weren't ? options for vegetarian food at the restaurant.
1 much
2 many
Question 2:
There aren't ? places to park near the beach.
1 much
2 many
Question 3:
I don't have ? time for hobbies.
1 many
2 much
Question 4:
I don't have ? excuses for why I didn't complete the project on time.
1 many
2 much