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American Sign Language: "much"

MUCH / "a lot"

Some things are not "countable." For example you can't count "water." You can count "cups of water," or "drops of water" but you can't count water.

When discussing things that are not "countable," I recommend you use the sign "MUCH / a lot" (volume).

Sample sentence:
YOUR FRENCH-FRIES, YOU SALT A-LOT? (Do you like a lot of salt on your French fries?)


When discussing "countable items" you should use "MANY," "how-MANY," or the one-handed version of "how-MUCH?" (Which is often interpreted as "how much" -- as in "What is the cost of that?").

"How much?"-(countable) 

Sample sentence:
WAITRESS, HOW-MUCH SHOULD T-I-P? (How much should you tip a waitress?)



Also see: "too-MUCH!"
Also see: "a lot"

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