How is it correct to ask about the number of such nouns as clothes or furniture? As they are uncountables is it appropriate to use 'much'? Or is it better to use the word "item"? Like "How many items of clothes have you taken?"
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The are a few plural uncountable nouns, such groceries , odds (chances), congratulations, etc. How many clothes were destroyed in the fire?
Bear in mind that in casual speech most people say 'clothes' like 'close'.
I was greatly amused recently at a newspaper feature where people write in with amusing things little children say.
A mother told her two pre-school daughters to put their clothes on and come down for breakfast.
Shortly after, the older child came down and said 'I put all my clothes on, mummy, but Debbie's only put one clo on.'
Yes, like "close the door," and not like "that was a close call."