Unit 24: how much/how many (questions 2)

 

We use how + adjective to ask some questions:

  • How old are you? – I’m 18 years old

  • How tall are you? – I’m 1 metre 75

  • How big is the box? – It’s pretty big!

We use much and many to ask about quantities:

  • How much does it cost? – about ten pounds

  • How much coffee do we have left? – not much, we’d better buy some more.

  • How many people came to your presentation? – A lot, more than I expected.

Note that we usually use the ‘superior’ word to ask questions:

Noun

Adjectives

Question 

Age

old/young

How old?

Weight

heavy/light

How heavy?

Quantity

much/a little

How much?

Quantity

many/a few

How many?

Length

Long/short

How long?

Time

long/short

How long?

Distance

far/near

How far?

Height

high/low

How high?

Height

tall/short

How tall?

Width

wide/narrow

How wide?

Depth

deep/shallow

How deep?

Size

big/small

How big?

 

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