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Many and much



Mohamed Hamed
Egypt

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      



Jayho
Australia

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
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho 
 
 

6 Dec 2017     



Mohamed Hamed
Egypt

Thank you very much for your help.
 

8 Dec 2017