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On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 03:19:07AM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> [snip]
> >I've noticed the same kind of disputes in natural languages.  For 
> >example, English speakers usually perceive a clear semantic difference 
> >between "many" and "much".  Yet it's possible to give a purely syntactic 
> >rule to distinguish them -- you use "many" when modifying a plural noun, 
> >and "much" for a singular one.


> This is not true. For example, I have said "I've eaten too much
> beans". "I've eaten too many beans", though it isn't something
> I've said, *could* be said, and would not mean quite the same

Correct is "I've eaten too many beans".

" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.

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