How Much and How Many belong to Count and Noncount Nouns.
What is a Noun?
Nouns – are name of persons, places, things, animals and events.
Examples: Trish, New York, Cat, balloons, house, glass, park and more…
Count Nouns – Nouns that can be counted.
Noncount Nouns – Nouns that cannot be counted and it is also called Mass Nouns
Lets us now check how “How Many and How Much” being used in a sentence.
Examples: 1. How many apples do you have? - Count Nouns - because you can count the apples, then use "how many". 2. How much sugar do you want? - Noncount Nouns - because you cannot count sugar, then use "how much".
However, Noncount or Mass Nouns can be counted by using measurement words. Examples: 1. How many packs of sugar do you want? -Count Nouns - because of the measurement "pack of sugar", then use how many. 2. How many glasses of water do you take everyday? - Count Nouns - because of the measurement word "glass of water"
Note: Count Nouns - can be made plural and Noncount Nouns or Mass Nouns cannot be made plural. Count Nouns Examples: (singular-plural) 1. apple - apples 2. egg - eggs 3. mango - mangoes 4. book - books 5. banana - bananas Noncount Nouns Examples: (plural only) 1. sugar 2. milk 3. cheese 4. salt 5. ice cream
Partitive – is a phrase which made up of a count noun followed by of and a count or mass noun.
Examples: 1. Two piles of cards piles of - count noun cards - count noun 2. A glass of lemonade glass of - count noun lemonade - noncount or mass noun