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    Default too many cakes/too much cake

    1. Don't eat too much cake.
    2. Don't eat too many cakes
    3. Don't eat too much chocolate
    4. Don;t eat too many chocolates.

    Which of the above sentence is correct?


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    Default Re: too many cakes/too much cake

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. Don't eat too much cake.
    2. Don't eat too many cakes
    3. Don't eat too much chocolate
    4. Don;'t eat too many chocolates.
    They are all possible now.

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    Default Re: too many cakes/too much cake

    Winwin2011, are you aware of the countable/uncountable distinction?

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    Default Re: too many cakes/too much cake

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Winwin2011, are you aware of the countable/uncountable distinction?
    Hi, birdeen's call. You are so nice.

    Yes. They are both countable and uncountable nouns.

    5jj said that they are all possible now. However, I wonder if they have different meanings e.g. Don't eat too much chocolate and Don't eat too many chocolates

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    Default Re: too many cakes/too much cake

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Hi, birdeen's call. You are so nice.

    Yes. They are both countable and uncountable nouns.

    5jj said that they are all possible now. However, I wonder if they have different meanings e.g. Don't eat too much chocolate and Don't eat too many chocolates
    "Too much chocolate" doesn't give the hearer any idea of what kind of chocolate might be consumed. It could be pieces from a large bar, it could be a whole bar, it could be individual little chcolates from a box. "Too many chocolates" only implies individual chocolates from a box.

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