Much is an adjective used to describe mass nouns. Mass nouns, or non-count nouns, are nouns that are always plural and not counted individually. These include certain foods, liquids, materials, and items made up of tiny individual particles (like flour, rice, water, and sand). To show a larger quantity of these items, use much. For example, “Much flour covered the kitchen counter.”

Many is an adjective used to describe singular nouns that are made into their plural form when there is more than one, such as chair/ chairs, cloud/ clouds, and bike/ bikes. The number included in these plural nouns is countable. To show a larger quantity of these items, use many. For example, “Many bikes were parked along the curb.”

Much vs. many

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