Count Nouns: Things or people that you can count. In a question, use “how many.”
Example nouns: cars, people, books, friends.
Example question: How many books do you have?
Non-Count Nouns: Things you cannot count. In a question, use “how much.”
Example nouns: water, tea, air, love.
Example question How much love do you have for your child?
Test your knowledge here.
In the kitchen, there are many items that are non-count nouns. Often a more specific noun will be a count noun and might be easier to use. Here are some examples.
chicken chicken breasts/thighs/legs/wings
fish fish filet/steak