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1) I'll keep trying and see how much I can improve.
2) I'll keep trying and see how much improvements I can make.

Are both 'improve' and 'make improvements' correct and natural?

Hi, Ashraful—Both sentences are correct except for the phrase "much improvements" in (2). "Improvements" is a count noun in the plural and requires "many," not "much."

Alternatively, since "improvement" can be used either as a count noun or as a noncount noun, you could say "and see how much improvement I can make." In that usage, "improvement" is a noncount noun.

Hi, Ashraful—Both sentences are correct except for the phrase "much improvements" in (2). "Improvements" is a count noun in the plural and requires "many," not "much."

Alternatively, since "improvement" can be used either as a count noun or as a noncount noun, you could say "and see how much improvement I can make." In that usage, "improvement" is a noncount noun.

Thank you for the amazing answer. I think I get it. So we can pluralize 'improvement' when say things like:

1) "I have been able to make five improvements to the software."

But in my original sentence it should be uncountable:

2) "I'll keep trying and see how much improvement I can make."

Am I right?

 

 I think I get it. So we can pluralize 'improvement' when say things like:

1) "I have been able to make five improvements to the software."

But in my original sentence it should be uncountable:

2) "I'll keep trying and see how much improvement I can make."

Yes, Ashraful, that's right. But it's also OK to say "how many improvements":

(2a) I'll keep trying and see how much improvement I can make.
(2b) I'll keep trying and see how many improvements I can make.

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