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    " I also mind that people want to stick their nose in other people's personal life. "

    Right after leaving this forum, I stumbled onto this sentence somewhere.

    Since people is used, do you think ' noses ' should be used instead of its singular form ?

    I myself see it the way that since it is not the ' nose ' the person talked about, so leaves it in singular form, correct ? After all stick one's nose is a slang I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    " I also mind that people want to stick their nose in other people's personal life. "

    Right after leaving this forum, I stumbled onto this sentence somewhere.

    Since people is used, do you think ' noses ' should be used instead of its singular form ?

    I myself see it the way that since it is not the ' nose ' the person talked about, so leaves it in singular form, correct ? After all stick one's nose is a slang I guess
    I agree with your first opinion. It should be their noses.

    :)

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    Re: Much or Many 1

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The "it" in the sentence in question refers to a process or an action or a series of actions or a habit. (Take your pick. :wink: )
    :)
    That's right, Ron, you just speak out what I want to say about 'it'. :)
    And as for 'love' used in my proceding line, I guess this word is pretty strong as you said and I will try not to overuse it next time.


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    Re: Much or Many 1

    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    The "it" in the sentence in question refers to a process or an action or a series of actions or a habit. (Take your pick. :wink: )
    :)
    That's right, Ron, you just speak out what I want to say about 'it'. :)
    And as for 'love' used in my proceding line, I guess this word is pretty strong as you said and I will try not to overuse it next time.


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    You're doing just fine.

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    spend looks like to be used for money, time....those uncountable thing
    can we use it,spend, for others? like times, ...

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    We don't use 'spend' with 'times' very much- we use it with the uncoutable form when we think of 'time' as a commodity like money.

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    You can spend time with somebody or spend time doing something, but "spend times" is unlikely.

    :)

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    Re: Much or Many 1

    Ooops ! sorry guyz i didn't get ur points so can u tell me once again

    I have read that we use HOW MANY for Countable things en HOW MUCH for Uncountable things .... is it correct????

    Smasher.

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    Re: Much or Many 1

    Hi, smasher, and welcome. You are right. Here the question is about how much money (uncountable).

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    Re: Much or Many 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    What's the difference?
    We use much for uncountable noun and we use many for countable noun like for example; pen, pencil...

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