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How many of your "breathe" you took for granted so far?

"how many" with breathe.. would go right?

How to construct the sentence more punchier way?

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    How many cannot be used with breathe, because breathe is a verb. The noun is breath. – StoneyB on hiatus Feb 3 '14 at 3:05
  • How many breaths in your life have you taken for granted? – Jim Feb 3 '14 at 3:12
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Not sure, what you mean by a 'punchier' way. But the use of 'breathe' there is incorrect as said in comments.

Breathe (v) - draw air into, and out of, the lungs. AND
Breath (n) - The process of taking in and expelling air during breathing.

How many here should go with countable nouns. So, the correct sentence, as Jim stated, would be...

How many breaths in your life have you taken for granted?

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    Rather, "How many breaths in your life have you taken for granted?". – senshin Feb 3 '14 at 5:40
  • @army you may choose this as the answer if it has satisfied you. You would probably close this to maintain this site. – Maulik V Feb 3 '14 at 15:36

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