Much or many? How can we know when to choose the right word since they have the same meaning? But, that's not too complicated as it showed, because they have specifics rules that help us to decide what word to use. / “Much” ou “Many”? Como podemos saber usar a palavra certa, uma vez que elas possuem o mesmo significado? Mas não é tão complicado quanto parece, pois “Much” e “Many” possuem regras específicas de uso que nos ajudam a decidir qual termo usar.
We use MUCH with uncountable nouns, which means, those words that has just the singular. On the other hand, we use MANY with countable nouns, which means, those words that has a singular and a plural form. Those words are used in the plural form when it comes with 'many'. / Nós usamos MUCH com substantivos incontáveis, que são aquelas palavras que possuem apenas a forma singular (Ex.: music, art, love, happiness, advice, information, news). Por outro lado, usamos o MANY com substantivos contáveis, que são aquelas palavras que possuem a forma singular e plural (Ex.: dog, cat, animal, man, person, bottle, box, litre). Essas palavras são usadas sempre no plural quando antecedidas por “many”.
Some examples of sentences with “much” and “many”: / Alguns exemplos de orações com “much” e “many”:
I have many books.
Eu tenho muitos livros.
I have many cats.
Eu tenho muitos gatos.
There are many dogs and cats for adoption if you want one.
Há muitos cachorros e gatos para a adoção se você quiser um.
She has many kids at home right now.
Ela tem muitas crianças em casa agora.
There are many schools near my house.
Há muitas escolas perto da minha casa.
Do you want much water?
Você aceita mais água?
I need much sleep today.
Preciso dormir mais hoje.
I have so much love to give.
Eu tenho tão mais amor para dar.
I don't like much meat, I don't think its healthy.
Eu não gosto muito de carne, não acho que seja saudável.
Por Janaína Mourão
Graduada em Letras - Inglês
(UFPR) Which of the underlined expression is used correctly?
a) Much Brazilian children go to Disney World
b) People spend many time visiting one another
c) Many people travel during their vacations
d) Many money is spent during holidays
e) Much special fruit and vegetables are prepared during thanksgiving
(UFSC) Complete the sentences using the right alternative
a) “She drinks _______ coffee”
b) “How ______ cups of coffee do you drink every day?”
c) “He says there was ______ milk in the pot. It was almost empty”
d) “There are ________ bottles on that shelf”
e) “How _______ money do you have?”
a) little – many – little – few – many
b) many – much – little – few – many
c) much – few – little – few – many
d) much – many – little – few – muchMais Questões