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I have a sentence My wife ate eleven snickers, and I'm trying to ask about the quantity of snickers. I know that the question How many snickers did my wife eat? is correct, but what is wrong with How many did my wife eat snickers??

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    "Many" is a quantifier. When it is before a noun it is a determiner; with no noun it is a pronoun. The determiner should be as close as possible to the head noun in a noun phrase. – Cascabel Apr 18 at 16:44
  • What's wrong? Just because native speakers don't say it in that way. – Zhang Apr 19 at 5:17
  • @Zhang it's not the answer. I'm happy with what Cascabel has written; he pointed me in the right direction. – m039 Apr 19 at 13:47

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