I am confused about "have much in common" and "have many in common".

I have searched and I know the phrase "have something in common".

If I want to convey that between Jack and I both like many stuffs and have the same tastes,such as movies,songs,games and so on.

How should I say it correctly,by this way?

Jack and I have much in common so we become good friends
Jack and I have many in common so we become good friends

While 'much' can go without any direct reference, 'many' does require it.

There's nothing much to do

is okay.


There are many things to do

required 'things' to follow many.

Thus, if you use 'many', you may need to add 'what' in your sentence. Maybe, many 'things', 'hobbies' or the like.

One of the references I could find (quickly) is...

Warriors, Stanley Cup finalist Tampa Bay have much in common.

You may call those all as 'things'. It's fine.

Jack and I have many things in common so we become good friends.

  • Cool. My friend told me I should use 'much ',but he didn't tell me why. You did it. Thanks. – Xiaolong Jun 4 '15 at 5:48

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