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    Which is correct? how many xxx are there or how many xxx are in...

    Hello!
    I have a doubt that worries me a lot... Which sentence is correct:

    How many girls are there in the classroom?
    How many girls are in the classroom?

    How many cookies are in the pot?
    How many cookies are there in the pot?

    Can I use how many without there, or Do I always need to use how many xxx are there?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tais

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    Re: Which is correct? how many xxx are there or how many xxx are in...

    Quote Originally Posted by tais_n View Post
    Hello!
    I have a doubt that worries me a lot... Which sentence is correct:

    How many girls are there in the classroom?
    How many girls are in the classroom?

    How many cookies are in the pot?
    How many cookies are there in the pot?

    Can I use how many without there, or Do I always need to use how many xxx are there?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tais
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    Re: Which is correct? how many xxx are there or how many xxx are in...

    Welcome to the board, tais_n.

    Your sentences are perfectly correct - with or without 'there'.

    Rover

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    Re: Which is correct? how many xxx are there or how many xxx are in...

    Many thanks to you both!

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