Difference between much and many

Difference between much and manyDifference between much and many

There is a huge difference between much and many.

Much refers to a quantity that cannot be counted. Many refers to a quantity that can be counted.

For example, one would say, “he talks too much ,” because the quantity of talking can’t be counted in numbers. On the other hand, one would say, “he doesn’t use too many words to talk,” because words are individual entities that can be counted.

Example 2:

There is not much water in the glass.

There are many glasses in the cupboard.

The jar can’t hold much water.

How many litres of water can the jar hold?

Example 3:

I don’t have much to read.

I don’t have many books to read.

Example 4:

I am a much awaited man.

Many students are waiting for me.

On a side note, this is the same principle as the difference between “less” and “few.”

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