# How Much - How Many

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Questions: 25 | Attempts: 2,305  Settings  For each of the sentences, fill in the blanks selecting HOW MANY or HOW MUCH.

• 1.

### We need some eggs. __________________do we need?

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How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The phrase "We need some eggs" indicates that the speaker is referring to a countable noun, which requires the use of "how many" to inquire about the quantity. "How many" is used when asking about the number of items or objects, while "how much" is used when asking about the amount or quantity of something uncountable. Since eggs can be counted, the correct question to ask is "How many do we need?"

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• 2.

### We need some paper. __________________do we need?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because when referring to uncountable nouns like paper, we use "how much" instead of "how many". "How much" is used to ask about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted individually. In this case, we are asking about the amount of paper needed, not the number of papers.

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• 3.

### We need some money. __________________do we need?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The phrase "We need some money" indicates a need for a certain amount of money. The appropriate question to ask in this context would be "How much do we need?" as the word "much" is used to refer to an indefinite quantity of something, in this case, money. The word "many" is used to refer to countable objects, which is not applicable in this situation.

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• 4.

### __________________tea bags are there left in the box?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking about the quantity of tea bags, which is a countable noun. "How many" is used to inquire about the number of countable items, while "How much" is used for uncountable nouns.

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• 5.

### __________________cigarettes do you smoke every day?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because when asking about the quantity of cigarettes, we use "how many" instead of "how much." "How many" is used when referring to countable objects, while "how much" is used for non-countable objects. Since cigarettes can be counted, "how many" is the appropriate phrase to use in this context.

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• 6.

### __________________packets of cigarettes do you have?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many." This is because "how many" is used to ask about the quantity of countable objects, such as packets of cigarettes. "How much" is used to ask about the quantity of uncountable objects, such as water or sugar. Since cigarettes come in discrete packets, "how many" is the appropriate question word to use in this context.

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• 7.

### __________________work have you got to do?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because the question is asking about the quantity or amount of work that needs to be done. "How much" is used when referring to non-countable nouns, such as work, which cannot be easily quantified in specific units.

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• 8.

### __________________sleep did you get last night?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because we use "how much" when asking about the quantity of uncountable nouns, such as sleep. Sleep is not something that can be counted, so we use "how much" instead of "how many."

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• 9.

### __________________children have you got?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many". This is because "How many" is used when we want to ask about the number of countable things or people. In this case, we are asking about the number of children, which is a countable noun. Therefore, "How many" is the appropriate question word to use in this context.

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• 10.

### __________________bottles of wine are there in the cellar?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking for a count of the number of bottles of wine in the cellar. "How much" is used to ask about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted, such as a liquid or a substance.

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• 11.

### __________________English grammar do you know?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because "how much" is used to ask about the quantity or amount of something that cannot be counted. In this case, it is asking about the knowledge of English grammar, which is an uncountable noun. "How many" is used to ask about the number of countable things.

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• 12.

### __________________Americans do you know?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking for a quantity or number of something. "How much" is used when asking about the amount or quantity of something that cannot be counted, such as a substance or an abstract concept.

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• 13.

### __________________sugar do you take in your tea?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
This question is asking about the quantity of sugar in tea, which is measured in terms of amount rather than countable units. Therefore, the correct term to use in this context is "how much," indicating an unspecified quantity. "How many" is used when referring to countable items, such as "how many cups of tea do you drink?"

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• 14.

### __________________apples do you eat in an average week?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The question is asking for a count of the number of apples eaten in an average week, which implies a quantity. Therefore, the appropriate phrase to use is "How many" rather than "How much," which is used for non-countable nouns.

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• 15.

### __________________fruit do you eat in an average week?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The question asks about the quantity of fruit consumed in an average week, which is measured in terms of weight or volume. Therefore, the appropriate question to ask is "How much fruit do you eat in an average week?" rather than "How many fruit do you eat in an average week?" which implies counting the number of fruits consumed.

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• 16.

### __________________real friends do you have?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many". This is because the question is asking for the quantity of real friends a person has, which is a countable noun. Therefore, we use "How many" to inquire about the number of friends instead of "How much", which is used for uncountable nouns.

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• 17.

### __________________chairs are there in your house?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many". This is because "How many" is used to ask about the quantity of countable nouns, such as chairs. In this context, we are asking about the number of chairs in the house, so "How many" is the appropriate question phrase to use.

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• 18.

### __________________furniture do you have?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much." This is because "How much" is used to inquire about the quantity or amount of uncountable nouns, such as furniture. In contrast, "How many" is used to ask about the number of countable nouns. Since furniture cannot be counted individually, "How much" is the appropriate question word in this context.

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• 19.

### __________________traffic was there on the highway today?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much." In this context, we are asking about the amount or quantity of traffic on the highway today, rather than the number of individual vehicles. Therefore, "How much" is the appropriate question to use.

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• 20.

### __________________times must I tell you?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

B. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because "How many" is used to ask about the quantity or number of something. In this context, the speaker is frustrated and wants to emphasize that they have already mentioned something multiple times, and they want to know the number of times they need to repeat it.

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• 21.

### __________________rice is there?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because the word "rice" is an uncountable noun, which means it cannot be counted individually. Instead, it is measured or quantified as a whole. Therefore, we use "how much" to ask about the quantity or amount of rice, rather than "how many" which is used for countable nouns.

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• 22.

### __________________apples are there in the basket?

• A.

How many

• B.

How much

A. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because the question is asking for the quantity or number of apples in the basket. "How much" is used when referring to a quantity of something that cannot be counted, such as a liquid or a substance.

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• 23.

### __________________gas do you have in the car?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much" because when asking about the quantity of gas in the car, we use "how much" instead of "how many". "How much" is used for uncountable nouns like gas, while "how many" is used for countable nouns.

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• 24.

### __________________children are in the class?

• A.

How many

• B.

How much

A. How many
Explanation
The correct answer is "How many" because the word "children" indicates a countable noun, and "How many" is used to ask about the quantity of countable nouns. "How much" is used for uncountable nouns.

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• 25.

### We need some tea. __________________do we need?

• A.

How much

• B.

How many

A. How much
Explanation
The correct answer is "How much". In this context, the question is asking about the quantity or amount of tea that is needed. "How much" is used to inquire about the measurement or quantity of uncountable nouns, such as tea.

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