Beginner English Grammar (A2) Lesson 23 of 25

Much / Many

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

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Conversation 1

Man: Is your town a nice place to live?
Woman: Yes, there are many nice places in my town.
Man: Oh, yeah. What, for example?
Woman: Well, we have many nice parks and many nice restaurants.
Man: What about cafes? I like to study at cafes.
Woman: We have a few cafes, but they are not great.

Conversation 2

Man: I am going to the supermarket. What do we need?
Woman: We need some milk, some bread and some juice.
Man: Do we need any eggs?
Woman: No, we have a lot of eggs.
Man: Do we need any butter?
Woman: Yes, we have a little butter but we need more.
Man: Do we have any apples?
Woman: We have a few apples but we need some more, I think.

Conversation 3

Man: Is there a gym at your school?
Woman: Yes, but it is not very good.
Man: Oh, why is that?
Woman: Well, there isn’t much equipment.
Man: Oh, that’s too bad. My school has a nice gym.
Woman: Does it have nice equipment?
Man: Yes, it has lots of weight machines but not many free weights.
Woman: Sounds a lot better than my gym!

Conversation 4

Man: Do you want to go to the movies on Friday?
Woman: I can’t. I don’t have much money right now.
Man: That is OK. I can pay for you.
Woman: Oh, that’s sweet of you to offer. But, I don’t have much free time either.
Man: Oh, are you busy?
Woman: Yes, I have many assignments for school.
Man: OK, maybe next time.

Quantifiers - Much / Many/ A lot of / Lots of

Point 1: The quantifiers much and many go before nouns and express quanity.
  1. I do not have much money.
  2. We do not have much time.
  3. I have many friends.
  4. There are not many people here.
Point 2: The word much is used for uncountable nouns. It is mainly used only in negative statements.
  1. We do not have much space.
  2. There is not much crime in my town.
  3. I do not get much rain in winter.
  4. They do not have much work right now.
Point 3: The word many is used for countable nouns, which are plural nouns that usually end with -s.
  1. Do you have many foreign friends?
  2. There are many trees in the park.
  3. She has so many pairs of shoes.
  4. We do not get many tourists in winter.
Point 4: The words a lot of and lots of are used instead of much for affirmative statements.
  1. We have a lot of fruit in the fridge.
  2. We made lots of food for the picnic.
  3. We get lots of snow in winter.
  4. They own a lot of cypto currency.
Point 5: The words a lot of and lots of can also replace much in questions and negative statements and replace many in any statement.
  1. Does he have a lot of money?
  2. We do not have a lot of rain in summer.
  3. There are not a lot of jobs in that town.
  4. There are not lots of people in the mall today.
Answer these questions about the interview.

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