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    much/many

    (1) It takes as much as two hours to get to the station.
    (2) It takes as many as two hours to get to the station.

    Which is the correct sentence?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: much/many

    [quote=kohyoongliat;180214](1) It takes as much as two hours to get to the station.
    (2) It takes as many as two hours to get to the station.

    Which is the correct sentence?


    Hi, Koh! I think you should give your opinion. You always ask and never write what you think. I'd vote for #1.

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    Re: much/many

    [quote=Harry Smith;180217]
    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    (1) It takes as much as two hours to get to the station.
    (2) It takes as many as two hours to get to the station.

    Which is the correct sentence?


    Hi, Koh! I think you should give your opinion. You always ask and never write what you think. I'd vote for #1.
    I think I've to agree with you because 'two hours' should be viewed as a period. Do you agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I think I've to agree with you because 'two hours' should be viewed as a period. Do you agree?
    Absolutely!. I want you to give your own opinion when you ask a question.

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    Hi Harrry

    I'll do so.

    Best wishes. (By the way, is a full stop needed after 'wishes'. I believe in BrE it is not needed. But I don't know about the American way.)
    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 08-Jun-2007 at 19:57. Reason: much/many

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Hi Harrry

    I'll do so.

    Best wishes. (By the way, is a full stop needed after 'wishes'. I believe in BrE it is not needed. But I don't know about the American way.)
    What I don't like in the English Language is the punctuation. I usually put "!".
    Best wishes!

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    I hope you don't mind me expressing my opinion. I notice native speakers are good at grammar and word usage, but when it comes to punctuation, they're not so sure. Do you agree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I hope you don't mind me expressing my opinion. I notice native speakers are good at grammar and word usage, but when it comes to punctuation, they're not so sure. Do you agree?
    I don't know. I'm not a native speaker. I have lived in many English-speaking and non English-speaking countries. Though I was born in one of them.

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    Re: much/many

    Oh dear. Then I've asked the wrong member.

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    Re: much/many

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    (1) It takes as much as two hours to get to the station.
    (2) It takes as many as two hours to get to the station.

    Which is the correct sentence?
    Both.

    Use many when counting hours.
    Use much when talking about time.

    Does that help?
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    By the way, how's my punctuation?

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