Under which circumstances would you use "much more" instead of "many more" ? For example would this be correct:

I have much more money.

Thanks in advance!

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    Many is for items: "I have many cans of beer," much is for amounts: "I have so much beer". Or in your example you could go either way: "I have very many dollar bills" OR "I have very much money" are both correct ways of saying the same thing. – Will Jun 9 '15 at 16:11
  • possible duplicate of Many/Much more difficult problems – user3169 Jun 10 '15 at 0:46
  • @user3169 That question is about a certain phrase, and doesn't cover what's being asked here. (Though it does give a couple examples that might help.) – Dan Getz Jun 10 '15 at 2:50
  • @DanGetz True, but a better question would discuss the rule (in this case much vs. many) more generally. Restricting the concern to one phrase is basically proofreading. – user3169 Jun 10 '15 at 2:58
  • @user3169 I don't think this question asks only to proofread a single phrase, and didn't mean to imply that. I think it's asking for the general rule(s) that would apply in situations such as this. The question you linked is certainly related to this question, but I don't think it answers what's being asked here. – Dan Getz Jun 10 '15 at 3:01

I have much more money.

The OP's sentence is grammatically correct.

You use "much more" in front of an uncountable noun. Another example: I need much more time to do this job. On the other hand, you use "many more" in front of plural nouns such as I have many more friends in this city.


Much more is a colloquial term. It is acceptable for informal English.

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