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Which of the following is correct and why?

I have too many clothes.
I have too much clothes.
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The word "clothes" is plural, so it would be "I have too many clothes".

One would say "so much food" and "so many grapes". My reasoning is that this would apply hear as well.
Good discussion. I disagree with the last poster - and it didn't help that he or she spelled "hear" instead of "here".
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I don't quite understand why so many people say that clothes is a counable noun. It isn't.
Eng_teach_in_germanyThe quantifier for clothes is 'items of clothing' or 'articles of clothing' or 'pieces of clothing'.
Not always. "Kilograms" is an option as well.
I agree with you. That makes you right Emotion: smile The thread may be closed as I have layed this to rest.
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The correct form, according to my grammar book, is "much clothes" it's actually an exception to the rule. I do not know how that sounds to you, but if one were to say "many clothes", one would also be able to say "two clothes" and, to be frank, that sounds weird.
AnonymousThe correct form, according to my grammar book, is "much clothes" it's actually an exception to the rule.
The grammar book is wrong,
The last poster is correct/appears to be correct. In the very good book 'English Grammar in Use' by Raymond Murphy (Cambridge Press), 'many' is used with plural nouns..... 'Much' is used with uncountable nouns. And, If you look in an English-English dictionary you will find quite clearly that 'clothes' is described as a 'plural noun!!! E.g. things used to cover the body....... As a native English speaker 'I don't have much clothes to wear' to me, is not good English. However, 'I don't have many clothes to wear' is..................
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fivejedjon AnonymousThe correct form, according to my grammar book, is "much clothes" it's actually an exception to the rule.The grammar book is wrong,
I highly doubt it. Knowing the author and his lifetime dedication to the English language, over 30 years, I am sure he is right about it, even though it doesn't sound good to some people's ears. Besides, according to grammar rules, the usage of many requires a countable noun, countable nouns are meant to be counted and nobody would ever say "two clothes" or three clothes". However, I called a friend of mine who works and corrects academic paper at a university in the U.K. and he told me that the correct form is much. Nonetheless, in spoken English many is much more common, but it doesn't make it grammatically correct.
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