Grammar 3-15 | High Beginner 3

Much / Many

Listen to four short conversations using counters for nouns.

Conversation #1
A: Do you like cream with your coffee?
B: Yes, but not too much.
A: What about sugar?
B: Yes, I like my coffee sweet.
A: How many sugar cubes?
B: Two should be enough.

Conversation #2
A: Do we have any lettuce?
B: Just a little, but not much.
A: How about tomatoes?
B: We have a few. Why?
A: I want to make a salad.
B: Could do. We have lots of cucumber and a few onions.

Conversation #3
A: Let’s make an omelet. How many eggs do we have?
B: A dozen. We do not have much oil though.
A: It’s OK, we have some cooking spray. Do we have any cheese or ham?
B: We have some cheese but not much ham I’m afraid.
A: That’s OK, I can use tomatoes.
B: Great, we have too many and they will spoil soon.

Conversation #4
A: How much honey do we have?
B: Not much, but some.
A: How many bananas?
B: We have a few I think. Why?
A: I want to make a sandwich.
B: With bananas and honey?

Grammar Focus

Countable

(Q) How many bananas do we have?
(A) We have many.
(A) We have some.
(A) We have a few.
(N) We don’t have many.
N) We don’t have any.

Uncountable

(Q) How much milk do we have?
(A) We have a lot.
(A) We have some.
(A) We have a little.
(N) We don’t have a lot.
(N) We don’t have much.
(N) We don’t have any.

Answer the following questions about the interview.

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