In this lesson we will look at the rules for many much a lot of and lots of we use these words to indicate that we are talking about a large amount of a noun but we often use them differently the main difference between much and many is that much is used only before singular uncountable nouns whereas many .
Is used only before plural nouns we use them with nouns or on their own as pronouns i didn't get much sleep last night she doesn't have many clothes do you have any other friends here not many is there any coffee left not much .
We mainly use much and many in informal negative sentences and questions we didn't make many mistakes there weren't many people at the wedding i don't have much contact with ben he didn't drink much water is there much crime in your city does it need much milk are there many people in the queue .
Do you know many people here much and many are not common in positive sentences especially much instead we use a lot of or lots of in informal contexts there is not much difference between a lot of and lots of they work with countable and uncountable .
Nouns we can use them in all kinds of sentences lots of is slightly more informal than a lot of we've got a lot of work to do today they asked me lots of questions about my job the book contains lots of information .
About ecuador were there a lot of people at the party does she spend lots of money i don't know a lot of people in this part of the city when we talk about the measurement of time we use many not a lot of and lots of i've lived in oxford for many years .
I worked at that bank for many years we can also use plenty of in more informal english he has plenty of good ideas we've got plenty of time so there's no need to hurry please note that we don't say a plenty of we can use plenty of with plural .
Countable nouns and with singular uncountable nouns in more formal contexts we use a great deal of she is a remarkable teacher who commands a great deal of respect they put a great deal of time and effort into the project we use much and many in positive .
Sentences but only in more formal contexts although much and many are not common in positive sentences we can use these words after so as and too the audience is making so much noise i can't hear anything we visited so many places in thailand we use so before much and many in .
Positive sentences to show that an amount of something is really large as usual use so much with uncountable nouns and so many with countable nouns joe has as many books as his sister you can eat as many apples as you want i had as much cash as you we can make comparisons referring to quantity by using as much as and as many .
As the table takes up too much room all young people spend too much time on the internet there are too many cars on the road we used to before much and many to say that something is more than is necessary we can also use many in positive sentences especially as the subject .
Many children learn to swim from an early age many people bought tickets for the first game of the season we can use much and many with of when we use much or more plus off we always need an article demonstrative possessive or pronoun many of my friends were there .
We cannot say many of friends we have to say many of my friends many of these figures are not strictly accurate much of his time is taken up with the writing i don't know many of them now we can use much so much or a lot with comparative adjectives to emphasize .
That there is a big difference richard is much shorter than his brother it was much more expensive than i expected you'll feel so much better after a good night's sleep is a lot younger than me we can change many into a noun by using the definite article .
The many is used with a plural verb and means the majority of people it especially refers to the public in general they did a lot to improve conditions for the many in more formal contexts we use the phrase mania before a singular noun to talk about a large number of people or .
Things many a plus singular noun and many plus plural have the same meaning many a student has protested against the decision we have talked about it many a time we usually use very much and a lot is adverbs she loved him very much .
It costs a lot to fly first class he doesn't drink very much we used to play cards very often but now we don't play a lot we can use lots in the same way as a lot but lots is more informal than a lot when we use very much as an adverb it usually comes at the end of a sentence however we can also use very much before .
The verbs like enjoy and hope we often use the adverb much before the verbs prefer and appreciate i much prefer to travel by car your fairness is much appreciated when we ask about amounts or quantities we use how much and how many these work in the same way as much and many .
How much only is used with uncountable nouns well how many is used with countable nouns how much water do you need how many brothers have you got how much money do you have how many people were in the accident you——————————————-In this lesson, we will look at the rules for many, much, a lot of, and lots of and see examples to illustrate the differences and potential errors in use. We use many, much, a lot of and, lots of to indicate that we are talking about a large amount of a noun. But, we often use them differently. The main difference between much and many is that much is used only before singular uncountable nouns whereas many is used only before plural nouns. We use them with nouns or on their own, as pronouns. She doesn’t have many clothes. I didn’t get much sleep last night. ‘Do you have any other friends here?’ ‘Not many.’ ‘Is there any coffee left?’ ‘Not much.’ How much do you earn? We mainly use much and many in informal negative sentences and questions. We didn’t make many mistakes. He didn’t drink much water. Are there many people in the queue? Is there much crime in your city? Much and many are not common in positive sentences, (especially much). Instead, we use a lot of or lots of in informal contexts. There is not much difference between a lot of and lots of. They work with countable and uncountable nouns. We can use them in all kinds of sentences. Lots of is slightly more informal than a lot of. We’ve got a lot of work to do today. I don’t know a lot of people in this part of the city. Were there a lot of people at the party? They asked me lots of questions about my job. TIMESTAMPS 00:00 – Introduction 00:23 – Much vs. Many Main Difference 02:00 – A lot of and Lots of 04:40 – Use of Much and Many In Positive Sentences 06:55 – Use of Much and Many With “of”. 07:57 – Showing Big Differences 08:33 – More about Many 09:32 – Much and A lot as an adverb 10:44 – How much….? and How many….? _______________________________________________ For more English quizzes: https://www.englishtestblog.com/ _______________________________________________ Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishTestBlog Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglishTestBlog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/englishtestblog/ _______________________________________________