Much vs Many

Much dan many adalah Determiner. Much digunakan untuk kata benda tidak dapat dihitung dan many untuk kata benda jamak. Arti kedua kata tersebut sama, yaitu “banyak”. Perhatikan contoh kalimat-kalimat dan penjelasan di bawah ini:

* There isn’t much sugar.
* Do you have many relations in America?

Much dan many digunakan dalam kalimat negatif dan kalimat tanya.

* We didn’t have much luck today.
* Have you got much more work to do?
* There aren’t many hotels in this town.
* Do you know many people around here?

Much tidak digunakan dalam kalimat postif/affirmatif. Sebagai penggantinya, kita gunakan a lot of atau lots of:

* He has got a lot of money (BUKAN much money)
* There is a lot of rain coming later today (BUKAN much rain)

Many sering juga dipakai dalam kalimat positif/affirmatif. Tetapi lebih baik gunakan a lot of atau lots of:

* There are many ways to approach this (or lots of ways)
* Many people are living below the poverty line (or lots of people)

Much dapat dipakai dalam kalimat affirmatif, namun didahului oleh so, too atau as:

* There is so much work to be done.
* I think that he has got too much responsibility.
* Drink as much water as possible during the race.

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