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Much, Many, A lot - pronoun & adverb -

Much, Many, A lot - pronoun & adverb -
Activity Drag&Drop
Activity Drag&Drop
An activity to practise the use of Much/Many without a noun or as an adverb.
 

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Instructions

Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it.
 

MUCH/MANY WITHOUT A NOUN

We can drop the noun after much or many if the meaning is clear:

We don't eat much (= much food)
Do you have books? - Not many (many books)

Have you got many friends?
- Yes, I've got many (= many friends)
also: I've got a lot / I've got lots

Do you drink much tea?
- Yes, very much / a lot / lots

The rules for the use of MUCH and MANY are the same as always:

MUCH for singular nouns, MANY for plurals, both used in negatives and questions.
Many is used in affirmatives (but not often) and MUCH can't (but we can use "very much").  
A LOT and LOTS can be used in all situations.

 


MUCH AS ADVERB

We can use MUCH as an adverb
- I like tea but I don't drink much (= much tea)
- I love you very much (very much explains how I love you, so it is an adverb)

Examples of much as an adverb (to explain the action):
- I don't work much now, I'm trying to relax  (how I work)
- I'm much taller than you  (how I am)
- I like her very much  (how I like her)
- Thank you very much  (how I thank you)

As usual, we can also say A LOT:
- I don't work a lot
- I'm a lot taller than you
- I like her a lot
- Thanks a lot

Items

Gapped text Items
I love you ______________________ much / very much / many
I don't need pasta, I have ______________________ many / very much / much
We don't travel ______________________ many / much
We went shopping but we didn't spend ______________________ many / much
When I go to a party I never drink ______________________ many / a lot
Thanks for the comic, I have ______________________, but I like this one ______________________ very much / a lot / much
Do you have any friends here? - Yes, ______________________ much / many
Can you give me more photocopies? I don't have ______________________ much / many
Here, you can take one, I have ______________________ much / many
Yes, it's a very nice sweater but I'm not going to buy it, I have ______________________ lots / much
Thank you very ______________________ a lot / much / many
I need more milk, have you got ______________________? much / many
Does she come to visit ______________________? a lot / many
I couldn't see any lions today. Did you see ______________________? many / much
I'm tired of working, this is really ______________________ much / many / a lot
Mary was looking for poppies and she found ______________________ much / a lot
Do you like it ______________________? We can buy it if you want much / many
It didn't rain ______________________ yesterday, just for half an hour many / much
Have you got any pencils? - Yes, ______________________ many / much
- Are you tired? - ______________________ Many / A lot
Total number of items: 20

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