I'm too busy today. I've got ____ things to do.

  • much
  • many
  • too many
  • too much

I had to choose from words much, many, too much, too many. Why isn't my answer correct? What was the right variant and why?

  • 1
    "Too many" is a good answer. You'll have to ask the people who created the test why they insist on only one of the possible answers.
    – Colin Fine
    Oct 20, 2020 at 10:47
  • Thanks! I asked my teacher and she agreed with me that this answer is correct. So the test will be modified
    – Svinera
    Oct 21, 2020 at 20:23
  • Extra Information: There is this idiom which summarizes the thought: Too much on my plate. So you can say: "There's too much on my plate today." Aug 22, 2021 at 19:24

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For me it is a matter of style whether to write many or too many here. Neither alternative with much is right at all. In fact I would have said I am too busy today, I have so many things to do but your test does not even recognise that version. I suppose they do not like the repetition of too but that does not make the sentence wrong.

  • Thank you for this exhaustive answer! This answer will be counted as a correct
    – Svinera
    Oct 21, 2020 at 20:25
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    @Svinera - If you consider an answer to be correct, you should (a) up vote it and (b) click the tick mark. This will indicate to others that the question has been answered. I hope this helps! Nov 22, 2020 at 10:26

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