## 6 Comments

But we're *not* counting anything!

We're dealing with abstract numbers "eight" and "three".

So the result is not twenty-four *somethings*, but simply another abstract number, twenty-four -- which I suppose works more like a quantity.

And a Google search for "how many is eight times" (including quotes) gives three results for me (well, four, but two of them are the same result) -- "how much is eight times" gives many.

July 25, 2016

Judit294350

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Google search may not accurately reflect what people actually say. "how many" feels more natural to me.

June 6, 2017