A whole bunch of stuff: talking about quantities and numbers (1)

About Words - Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog

by Liz Walter​

lotsWe often need to talk about amounts and numbers of things, but it is easy to make mistakes with some of the words we need to use. This post will give some useful ways of talking about large amounts or numbers of things and explain how to avoid some common errors.

The first words many students learn for large amounts are much and many. Much is used with uncountable/mass nouns and many with countable nouns:

We don’t have much water.

How many cups are there?

You can read more about countable and uncountable nouns here.

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