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    #1

    This many leaves.

    "I don't want you to take this many leaves".

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: This many leaves.

    In what context do you wish to use those words?

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    Re: This many leaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In what context do you wish to use those words?
    Like I am the Boss of a company and an employee is taking a lot of leaves or I am the Parent of a kid who takes a lot of leaves from school.

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    Re: This many leaves.

    1. Neither "boss" nor "parent" are proper nouns.

    2. Say:

    I don't want you to take so many leaves.

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    Re: This many leaves.

    Leave, meaning time off work is uncountable. So, you could say:

    I don't want you to take so much leave, orI don't want you to take so many days leave.

    My original thought on seeing the question is that you were talking about leaves that grow on trees and not taking too many of them.

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    Re: This many leaves.

    "I don't want you to take so many leaves" only works if you are telling someone not to remove so many leaves from a tree or a plant.
    If you're talking about "leave" (annual holiday) from work, you need "I don't want you to take so much leave" or "I don't want you to take so many days' leave".

    (Cross-posted with andrewberlin)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This many leaves.

    I thought he was talking about leaves like those that come from a plant. (He mentioned both "boss" and "parent".) Otherwise, you would say something like:

    I don't want you taking so much time off.

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