Now what about that pesky mucho/poco business?

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Now what about that pesky mucho/poco business?
1 Cuánto or Cuánta = How much
1.1 If a word ends in -o, you will use "Cuánto" to ask how much
1.1.1 Cuánto dinero = How much money (notice that they both end in O!)
1.1.1.1 If a word ends in -a, you will use "Cuánta" to ask how much
1.1.1.1.1 Cuánta
1.1.1.1.1.1 Cuánta tarea = How much homework (notice that they both end in A!)
1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Plural
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Cuántos/Cuántas = How MANY
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 If a word ends in -os, you will use "Cuántos" to ask how many.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Cuántos años tienes = How many years do you have?
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Notice both the "cuántos" and "años" end in -OS. You are essentially matching the endings!
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 If a word ends in -as, you will use "Cuántas" to ask how many.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Cuántas fichas? = How many notecards?
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Notice that both the "Cuántas" and "fichas" end in -AS. You are, once again, essentially matching the endings!
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 What about "mucho" (a lot) and "poco" (little, few)?
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 It works the same!
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Mucho.poco trabajo = A lot of/ a little bit of work (both end in O. You are MATCHING THE ENDINGS)
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Mucha/poca tarea = A lot of/ a little bit of homework (both words end with an A.)
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Muchos/ pocos alumnos = A lot of/ few students (both words end with an OS.)
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Muchas/ pocas alumnas = A lot of/ few female students (both words end with an AS.)
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Try it! Would you put mucho, mucha, muchos, or pocos for the following words?
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