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Old April 23, 2013, 03:54 AM
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How much potato do u have a week?
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:03 AM
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How many potatoes do you have in a week is better English.
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Old April 23, 2013, 04:55 AM
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How many potatoes do you have in a week is better English.
Yes, I agree, even though it sounds daft because you don't specify the size of potato. So the real question "what is the weight of the potatoes you eat in a week?" is not being asked, even though it's obvious what is meant.
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Old April 23, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Yes, I agree, even though it sounds daft because you don't specify the size of potato. So the real question "what is the weight of the potatoes you eat in a week?" is not being asked, even though it's obvious what is meant.
It's not so much the innocent potato which is mostly water; it's what accompanies them and how they are prepared.
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Question...

When somebody goes to the dr. and is asked for the quantity of food intake, such as potatoes. How would the dr ask?

How much/many potatoes ....?
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Old April 23, 2013, 08:19 AM
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It's better to say: how many potatoes do you eat in a week?
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It's better to say: how many potatoes do you eat in a week?
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Your welcome Chileno,
There's a rule with many and much. Much describes somethine that is not plural.
Examples: How much rain did we get?
There were many flooded basements.
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There's a rule with many and much. Much describes somethine that is not plural.
Examples: How much rain did we get?
There were many flooded basements.
I know that. My problems was at the doctor, as I am sure that I have translated before for doctors and they have asked how much potato or any other food has been had during the week or whatever. I must be wrong.
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I didn't know the rule until I thought about it. Doctors screw up English too. A medical degree doesn't insure good grammar.
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