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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116944: A lot of, Much, Many
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Quantities [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Placement test 1 - Countable or Uncountable? - Some and any - Some / Any / Much / Many - Countables and uncountables - Adverbs of degree - Quantifiers: some, any, no - Few/Little/Less
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    A lot of, Much, Many


    A lot of, Much and Many

     

    A lot of:

    A lot of can be used in all sentences: affirmative, negative and interrogative.

    Much - Many:

    Much is used with uncountable nouns (for example: much English).

    Many is used with countable nouns (for example: many words).

    Much and many are used in negative and interrogative sentences.

    They are rarely used in affirmative sentences, except:

    If they begin a sentence.

    -Many went to war, few came back.

    -Much of what he said was untrue.

    If they are preceded by "so", "as" and "too". And in some expressions with "very".

    -There was much noise.

    -There was so much noise that I couldn't sleep.

    -You can eat many peanuts.

    -You can eat as many peanuts as you like.

    -They gave us much information.

    -They gave us too much information.

    -I enjoyed the dinner very much.

    In formal or written English.

    I affirmative sentences much and many are more often used in formal or written English whereas a lot of/lots of are more common in conversational English.

    For example, much and many are generally used in newspaper reports and headlines.

    Compare a lot of and a lot.

    -Tom has a lot of friends.

    -Suzy is talkative. She talks a lot.

    I hope that is of some assistance.





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    3. You have a son the same age as mine.

    4. To the who wished me well, I say thank you.

    5. The party was attended by school leavers.

    6. You have friends, don't you?

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