"clothes" and "clothing", are they countable or uncountable nouns?
Do you say "How many/much clothes/cloth are/is in your wardrobe?" and "How many/much clothings/clothing are/in in your wardrobe?"
thanks.
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Ter"clothes" and "clothing", are they countable or uncountable nouns? '(Clothing' is uncountable; 'clothes' is countable.)

Do you say "How many/much clothes/cloth are/is in your wardrobe?" and "How many/much clothings/clothing are/in in your wardrobe?"

thanks.

How many clothes are there in your wardrobe?

"How many/much clothings/clothing are/in in your wardrobe?" (''Clothing' is uncountable, so the sentence is not correct.)
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Anonymous:
Clothing is definitely an uncountable noun, like all gerunds ( "ing" verbs, shopping, thinking etc. )

Clothes I´m not so sure. Looking around on the net, people seem to be saying it´s countable, but that you can find uses of both. However, I would never say...

"I have 4 clothes."

I would have to say,

"I have 4 articles of clothing," although this sounds very formal.

Therefore I would have to conclude clothes is non-countable too.

In answer to your initial question, if it´s non-countable, it has to be...

"How much clothes is there?"

I must admit though, now that I´m overthinking it, neither sounds correct and I would be very interested to hear anyone elses opinion on this. I suspect the ambiguity arises because clothes probably used to be the plural of cloth, but is not really thought about like that any more. Many nouns can be both depending on the context.

e.g. Someone might ask, "Is there much juice in the fridge?"

but a waiter might confirm an order with, "Right, so that´s 5 juices."
Anonymous:
Ter"clothes" and "clothing", are they countable or uncountable nouns? Do you say "How many/much clothes/cloth are/is in your wardrobe?" and "How many/much clothings/clothing are/in in your wardrobe?" thanks.
Anonymous:
Clothes is uncountable ,therefore you have to say how much clothes.
you can say how many pants , or how many shirts, but how much clothes.
the same for other nouns like furniture, how many Chairs or tables, but how much furniture.
you cannot count clothes, I cannot say I have 5 clothes.
on the other hand you csn ask m how many pieces of clothes you are wearing, then it becomes countable.
The same as baggage , how much baggage do you have? How many piece of baggage do you have?
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