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    #1

    how much or how many

    "How much of that book have you read" is written the text book

    but I can't understand. "book" is countable, right?

    So I think "How many of that book have you read" is more correct.

    Is it OK?

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    Re: how much or how many

    I would simply take it to mean 'how much text of that book' where 'text' is uncountable.

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    #3

    Re: how much or how many

    How much of that book have you read?
    How many of those books have you read?

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    #4

    Re: how much or how many

    'How many pages of that book have you read?'
    Is it OK?

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    #5

    Re: how much or how many

    Yes.

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    #6

    Re: how much or how many

    Quote Originally Posted by chingchangchong View Post
    So I think "How many of that book have you read" is more correct.

    Is it OK?

    No, because we're talking about the quantity of one book that has been read and not the number.

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