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If a noun is in singular, we use much Example: much money
If a noun is in plural, we use many Example :many friends
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Use of much / many
In everyday English, we normally use much / many only in questions and negative clauses.
Example: How much money have you got? Ben does not have many friends.
In positive clauses with so, as or too, we also use much / many.
Example :Carla has somany friends.She has asmany friends as Sue.Kevin has toomuch money.
In all other positive clauses, however, we prefer expressions like a lot of / lots of.
Example :Carla has a lot of / lots of friends.Kevin has a lot of / lots of money.
In formal texts, however, much / many are also common in positive clauses. This you will notice for example when you read English news.
Countable / Uncountable Nouns
In connection with much / many people often speak of countable nouns and uncountable nouns.
Countable nouns have a singular and a plural form. In plural, these nouns can be used with a number (that’s why they are called ‘countable nouns’). Countable nouns take many.
Example:100 friends ? many friends
Uncountable nouns can only be used in singular. These nouns cannot be used with a number (that’s why they are called ‘uncountable nouns’). Uncountable nouns take much.