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    Could you please check the answer for me?

    Hello, teachers:
    I think the answer is D(some), but I am not sure.May I have your conrifrmation?Thanks a lot!
    They have to buy hamburgers and chicken for breakfast.
    (A) many (B) much (C) a lot (D) some




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    Re: Could you please check the answer for me?

    They have to buy hamburgers and chicken for breakfast.
    (A) many (B) much (C) a lot (D) some

    For breakfast they have to buy:
    - many hamburgers and chicken
    - hamburgers and much chicken
    - some hamburgers and (some) chicken


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    Re: Could you please check the answer for me?

    1. They have to buy many hamburgers for breakfast.
    2. They have to buy many hamburgers and chicken for breakfast.

    Sentence 1 is good, but sentence 2 is not. The reason is that the word "chicken" here is an uncountable noun.

    many pron.
    used with plural nouns and verbs, especially in negative sentences or in more formal English, to mean ‘a large number of’. Also used in questions to ask about the size of a number, and with ‘as’, ‘so’ and ‘too’: We don’t have very many copies left. You can’t have one each. We haven’t got many. Many people feel that the law should be changed. Many of those present disagreed. How many children do you have? There are too many mistakes in this essay. He made ten mistakes in as many (= in ten) lines. New drivers have twice as many accidents as experienced drivers. Don’t take so many. I’ve known her for a great many (= very many) years. Even if one person is hurt that is one too many. It was one of my many mistakes. a many-headed monster


    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    chicken
    a [count] : a bird that is raised by people for its eggs and meat
    b [noncount] : the meat of the chicken used as food
    ▪ We had chicken for dinner.
    ▪ fried/roasted/grilled chicken

    —often used before another noun
    ▪ chicken soup/broth
    ▪ chicken salad


    I hope this helps.

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