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    #1

    many foods

    Exploiting substitute resources will make many(much) food.
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    Which is not ok among these?
    1. many foods
    2. much food

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    #2

    Re: many foods

    Either of your choices is possible depending on what you want to say. How do you plan to use that sentence?

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    Re: many foods

    I meant "food in general", so this would fit. If various types of foods are meant, "many foods" would, I guess.
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    Exploiting substitute resources will make much food.

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    Re: many foods

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Exploiting substitute resources will make many [SPACE!] (much) food.
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    Which is not ok among these?
    1. many foods
    2. much food

    Neither is very good.
    1. The word "exploiting" is vague. "Using" and "finding" are better.

    2. The word "substitute" is unnatural. "Other" and "different" are better.

    3. Do you mean "resources" or "sources"?

    4. When we say "make food," we mean "cook" or "prepare." It refers to making meals. When we talk about farming and gardening, we say "grow food" or "produce food."

    5. "Much food" and "many food" are both bad. Use "more food."

    6. Writing "ok" in small letters is wrong. Use "OK" or "okay."
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    Re: many foods

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Either of your choices is possible depending on what you want to say. How do you plan to use that sentence?
    They are possible, but the usage seems terribly awkward to me.

    Your question on how Keannu will use it is the key. I've suggested that Keannu simply submit the entire essay in a single post so we can see everything in context.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: many foods

    I will move the entire writing to the new section, thanks!

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    Re: many foods

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I will move the entire writing to the new section, thanks!
    Wonderful! That way we can really see what you're doing.
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