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    #1

    too many VS too much

    I tried to make a sentence as follow, please help me to check it, thanks!

    "I have read too many/too much books in the past few months. But, I haven't any improved at English writing and reading. I always made too many/too much mistakes in the sentence"

    Is it grammatically correct?
    Which one is better alternative for these sentences as above?

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    #2

    Re: too many VS too much

    Do you know how to decide whether to use "many" or "much"? There is a rule. Is it not covered in your classes or your grammar book?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: too many VS too much

    I'm confusing whether using "many" and "much" in any sentences.
    Please tell me. Thank you!

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    Re: too many VS too much

    Can you count the items you are referring to? Then use "many". Example, "...too many books".
    If you cannot count the thing, use "much". Example, "...too much sand".

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    #5

    Re: too many VS too much

    If the OP does not know about countable and uncountable nouns, click here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: too many VS too much

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I tried to make a sentence as follows. Please help me to check it. Thanks!
    - Comma splice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I have read too (so) many /too much books in the past few months, but I haven't noticed any improvement with my d at English writing and reading. I always make made too many /too much mistakes in the when writing a sentence.
    - Difference between "too" and "many."
    - Linking clauses with a coordinating conjunction.
    - Tense.


    See corrections above. I highlighted some problem areas and provided some links for you to read up on some points.

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    #7

    Re: too many VS too much

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I'm confused and don't know ing whether to use ing "many" and or "much" in any a sentence.
    See the link my post above.

    Also, note the difference between "-ed" and "-ing" adjectives. The former "-ed" are often used to indicate a result of some action or indicate a feeling (emotion). The latter "-ing" are used to describe something which causes a result/an emotion.

    E.g.,
    She's excited. [ She has a feeling of excitement. She feels excited.]
    She's exciting. [ She excites other people.]

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