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Many and much

Mohamed Hamed

Many and much
Dear teachers,
Grammar books say that "many and much" can only be used in the negative sentences. But, I sometimes find them in affirmative sentences. For example, "I ate many sandwiches." Can you explain this. I īm confused.
Thanks in advance. 

6 Dec 2017      


Hi Mohamed
I ate many sandwiches is commonly used by NNS but it is not natural. A NS would say that they ate a lot of sandwiches.
However, many can be used in the affirmative and you īll find a useful explanation here: 
and here

6 Dec 2017     

Mohamed Hamed

Thank you very much for your help.

8 Dec 2017