What Is Their Main Difference?
We mainly use 'how much' with uncountable nouns. These nouns are words that are always singular and they do not have a plural form. Look at the examples below:
We use 'how many' to show the quantity of a countable noun. These nouns have plural forms. Look at the following examples:
As stated above, these two phrases are used to ask about the quantity. They refer to the amount of something. Look at the following examples:
We can use 'how many' with 'uncountable nouns'. When we want to show the types, groups, etc. of what we are describing, we use 'how many'. Look below:
As you can see, 'teaspoon' is used for measuring sugar and it is a countable noun.
Are They Interchangeable?
Although they are used in the same context, they cannot be used interchangeably. Compare:
However, we can replace them in the above examples by adding a countable noun for measuring 'coffee'. Look:
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