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    Default much...is

    if i say....

    how much sugar is on the shelf?


    there is a lot of nice sand

    is it correct?

    thanks a lot.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    if i say....

    how much sugar is on the shelf?


    there is a lot of nice sand

    is it correct?

    thanks a lot.....
    No, sugar and sand are different things though they both are granular.
    Answer: There is half a bag left.

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    Default Re: much...is

    What am I missing here?

    No one can possibly believe that "there is a lot of nice sand" could be an answer to the question "How much sugar is on the shelf"

    Diplomacy please explain, are these separate scentences or not?

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    Default Re: much...is

    These scentences can't have anything to do with each other, so.....

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    if i say....

    How much sugar is there on the shelf?
    I would only add "there" for the rest the scentence is OK


    There is a lot of nice sand (to play in)
    This is correct

    is it correct?

    thanks a lot.....

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    Default Re: much...is

    THANKS TO ALL FOR BEING HELPFUL...

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    Default Re: much...is

    Let's try a wee bit of editing here.
    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    If i say [these sentences],

    How much sugar is on the shelf?
    There is a lot of nice sand.

    am I correct?

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    Default Re: much...is

    Let's try a wee bit of editing here
    Well,... that's how I understood it in the first place.

    But when I saw 2utopian's answer, him being a native, "doubt crept into my mind" (nicely said ain't it Cas? ) .

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    Default Re: much...is

    I'm so confused.

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    Default Re: much...is

    Don't !

    Going afk. have a nice day Cas

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