how many

idiom

used to ask or talk about an amount
How many people were there?
I was surprised by how many people were there.
How many times do I have to tell you to lock the door?

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Recent Examples on the Web Abercrombie’s clearance sale may very well wrap up soon considering how many items are already out of stock. Maya Gandara, StyleCaster, 17 July 2024 Sources differ on how many cars entered, but the contemporary report in The Horseless Age counts 76 entries across three classes: voitures (cars), voiturettes (small cars), and motorcycles. Raphael Orlove, Robb Report, 16 July 2024 Several Trump advisers have privately expressed amazement about how many events have fallen their way recently. Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, 16 July 2024 Additionally, the measure looks to impose limits on how many rooms attendants can clean in a day before doubling their pay. Shawn Raymundo, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for how many 

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“How many.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/how%20many. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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