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Much, Many, More...

Lesson 2

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MANY, MUCH, MORE

I haven't got many books. There isn't much time.

How much paper do you need? There are more envelopes on the shelf.

• We use many, much and more to talk about quantity.

• We use many with plural countable nouns and much with

Uncountable nouns in negative sentences and questions:

I haven't got many books. Are there many people in the drama club?

There isn't much time. Have you got much furniture?

• We use how much/how many in questions, and not much/not many in short answers:

A: How many DVDs have you got? A: How much paper do you need?

8: Not many.

8: Not much, thanks.

• We use more with plural nouns and uncountable nouns: There are more tourists here this year. I need more money.

• We often use some more and any more:

I need some more soap but I don't need any more shampoo.

• We can use many, much and more without a noun:

  1. Are there many?
  2. How much is it?
  3. I need more.

PRACTICE

Complete the conversations. Use many or much.

A: We haven't got ..... '!!.'!...... milk.

B: I'll get some from the supermarket.

1 A: Do .................. animals live in the Himalayas?

B: I don't know!

2 A: Are there any clothes shops in this town?

B: Yes, but not .................. .

3 A: I haven't got .................. money.

B: Don't worry. I can lend you some.

4 A: Have you got .................. homework?

B: Yes. And I have to revise for my exams, too.

5 A: There aren't .................. tickets left.

B: Let's buy ours now, then.

6 A: Do you watch .................. television?

B: No, not really.

7 A: Is there any information in that brochure?

B: Well, yes, but not ................... Let's visit their website.

8 A: Is he a new student?

B: Yes, he doesn't know .................. people here.

B: No, thanks! It's wonderful, but I'm afraid I can't eat any

(8) .................. A: Good! (7) .................. ?

B: Well, I love it!

A: No. Just a bit of oregano and thyme.

B: Do you put (6) .................. herbs in?

A: Yes, I usually put some lemon juice in, but not (s) .................. .

B: I can taste a bit of lemon.

A: Not (4) ................... Just two potatoes and five or six tomatoes.

B: And how (3) .................. potatoes and tomatoes?

A: About half a kilo.

B: How (2) .................. meat do you need for it?

A: Meat, of course, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and herbs.

B: Yes, please. The soup is lovely! What's in it?

A: And some (1) .................. bread?

B: Yes, please.

A: Would you like some (o) ..... !!'!~

!f.: ..... soup?

Complete the conversation.

Use many, much or more.

8 How many /How much milk do you need for the cake?

7 They can't lend us any much /more money.

6 I'm tired. I need many /more coffee.

5 There isn't any much /more space for these books in my bag.

4 I need much /more files for my notes.

3 I don't have many /much free time this week.

2 Is there many /much information about your course on the website?

1 How many /How much people are on your course?

2 We've got some much exams next week.

7. C Circle the correct answer.

8 ........................... volcanoes are there in the world?

7 ........................... rain is there in Brazil every year?

6 ........................... deserts are there in China?

5 ........................... canals are there in Venice?

4 ........................... gold is there in South Africa?

3 ........................... states are there in the USA?

2 ........................... water is there in Lake Victoria?

1 ........................... ice is there in the Arctic?

7 . b Complete the questions. Use How many or How much.

Grammar: nouns and determiners

a few, a little, a lot of/lots of

There are a few bananas in that bowl.

There's a little water in this bottle.

There are a lot of oranges and a lot of bread in this bag.

• We use a few(= a small number of) with plural countable nouns:

There are a few bananas in that bowl.

A: Are there any eggs?

8: Yes, a few.

• We use a little(= a small amount of) with uncountable nouns:

There's a little water in this bottle.

A: Is there any cheese?

8: Yes, a little.

• We use a lot of/lots of(= a large number/amount of) with plural countable nouns and uncountable nouns: There are a lot of oranges in this bag.

There's lots of bread in this bag.

A: Are there any eggs?

8: Yes, a lot/lots.

• We can use a lot of/lots of like many and much, in negative sentences and questions: I don't eat a lot of sweets. Is there lots of sugar in this cake? (But we also use a lot of/lots of in affirmative sentences.)

PRACTICE

Complete the conversations. Use a few or a little.

A: More coffee?

B: No, thanks. Can I have just ........ €!..'!........ water, please?

1 A: Are there any restaurants in this street?

B: Yes, ......................... .

2 A: Are your cousins here?

B: Yes. They stay with us for ......................... days every summer.

3 A: Is there any juice in that carton?

B: Yes, ......................... .

4 A: ......................... people at college are really good at sport.

B: Well, I'm not!

5 A: Is there any soap powder?

B: Yes, there's ......................... on top of the washing machine.

6 A: Kirsty wants to lose ......................... weight.

B: I think she looks great.

7 A: Have you got any ideas for your History project?

B: Yes, ......................... .

8 A: Can I have just ......................... sugar in my coffee, please?

B: Of course.

9 A: She's only ......................... minutes late. Let's wait for her.

B: She's always late!

10 A: Is there any bread?

B: Yes, .......................... It's over there.

For 'everything', 'everybody', etc., see

Unit 18.

(=I listen to music on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.)

/listen to music every day.

(= I listen to music from the beginning of the day to the end.)

• We use all morning/afternoon/night/week/month, etc. to mean 'the whole morning, All children like games. Every child likes games.

• We can use all and every to talk about things or people in general: All the buses are full. Every bus is full.

noun + singular verb. Compare:

• We use all the + plural countable noun + plural verb.

But we use every + singular

• We can use all the and every to talk about the things or people in a group.

Grammar: nouns and determiners

PRACTICE

Re-write the sentences. Use all the. o Every shop is closed.

1 Every cup is dirty.

2 Every exam starts at 9.00.

3 Every player in the team is important.

4 Every ticket here is expensive.

5 Every room in the hotel has a television.

6 Every light in the flat is on.

7 Every student will take the test.

8 Every bus stops here.

Complete the conversation. Use all, all the or every.

B: Do you buy it (1) .................... week?

A: Yes. I buy it on Saturday and I read it

(2) .................... afternoon.

I always read (3) .................... articles in it.

B: Do you keep (4) .................... copy?

A: Yes. And I also enter (s) .................... competition.

B: I think (6) .................... competitions are silly.

Grammar: pronouns and possessives •••

Grammar: pronouns and possessives

13 the end of the road, the car keys

The park is at the end of the road. Where are the car keys?

• We use of to say that one thing is part of another. We often use it with the words

side, top, bottom, back, front, end and beginning:

The park is at the end of the road. Their house is at the top of the hill.

• We do not always use of to say that something is part of something else. We can

use noun + noun:

Where are the cor keys? (Not the keys of the cer)

PRACTICE

Complete the sentences. Use the words in the box and of the if necessary.

1 I can't see very well because the light's shining on the computer ........................... .

2 The toilets are at the end ........................... , on the left.

3 I don't like sitting at the front ........................... .

4 There's a nice black coat in that shop ........................... .

5 Hurry up! I don't want to miss the beginning ........................... !

6 Is this the way to the town ..................... ?

B: Mr Harrison. Who's (8) your / yours?

A: Who's (7) your / yours football coach?

B: Twenty one. It's the same as (6) our /ours, but we live in Davy Road, of course! A: Thirty two. What number is (s) their /theirs?

B: Really? Tom and Anna live there, too. What number's (4) her /hers house?

A: Katherine lives in New Street.

B: (3) Your /Yours is nice, too!

A: (2) Her /Hers car is brilliant!

B: Yes, but I prefer (1) our I ours.

A: I like /theirs songs. Do you?

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