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How to Use Many, Much, A lot of, and Lots of

 

The four expressions "many", "much", "a lot of" and "lots of" are widely used but often confused. Let's take a look at their differences and when to use which expression correctly.

Grammar Corner How to Use Many, Much, A lot of, and Lots of

 

How to use "many" in English

The word "many" is used with countable, plural nouns in questions and negative sentences.

Example Sentences

  • How many cookies do you want?
  • How many cars are in the garage?
  • There aren’t many women priests.

 

How to use "much" in English

"Much" is used with uncountable nouns to indicate a large quantity. It is mostly used in negative questions or sentences.

Example Sentences

  • How much is the ticket?
  • She doesn’t visit him much anymore.
  • I didn't have much wine.

 

How to use "a lot of" in English

 A lot of means a large number of amount. It can be used for countable or uncountable nouns (negative, positive and question).

Example Sentences

  • They’ve got a lot of orange juice.
  • There is a lot of money in his wallet.
  • I have a lot of cats.

 

How to use "lots of" in English

"A lot of" and "lots of" have the same meaning and they can be used interchangably; "lots of" means a large amount. It can be used for countable or uncountable nouns (negative, positive and question).

Example Sentences

  • Lots of people went to the concert.
  • There were lots of leaves on the ground.
  • Dancing salsa is lots of fun.

 

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