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Is the sentence "There are too many cereal in my bowl" correct English. What I mean is that I poured too much cereal. Can I say "too many cereal?" My wife says it should be too MUCH cereal.

Who is right?

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    Too much (non-count noun). – Lawrence Aug 23 '18 at 3:47
  • Just looked up non-count noun. I am still lost. lol – Sedrick Aug 23 '18 at 4:04
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    Your wife, of course. – user305707 Aug 23 '18 at 4:05
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    Maybe take a look at this. And this. – user305707 Aug 23 '18 at 4:06
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    And definitely this. – user305707 Aug 23 '18 at 4:07
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Cereal is uncountable noun. So, correct is "too much". https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-countable-un.htm

  • Okay. Thanks! Never heard of a non-count noun before today. Is that sad for a person with a Master degree? lol – Sedrick Aug 23 '18 at 4:06
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    @Sedrick haha! no, it happens sometimes. I have inserted a link. please read. – Gustobg Aug 23 '18 at 4:08
  • @Sedrick Well, that depends on what type of master's it is. – user305707 Aug 23 '18 at 4:11
  • Computer Science and a BS in Mathematics. My wife has a Ph.D. in Business. She does a lot of research and writing so I went into this not feeling good about it. – Sedrick Aug 23 '18 at 4:16

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