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    'There are many clouds in the sky. Why 'many' instead of 'plenty of ', 'lots of' ? They are used in the affirmative sentenses .

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    So is 'many'.
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    I see
    'as a determiner followed by a plural noun' (Macmillan dictionary).
    I was recommended to use it in the questions before .

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    Why 'a lot of ' instead of 'much' in the second example?
    The most common mistakes in English. Lesson 7 - YouTube

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    The presenter of that lesson is not correct when he says that 'much' is a mistake. 'A lot of' is indeed far more commonly used in affirmative sentences, but 'much' is correct, and not uncommon in more formal speech and writing.
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    For some reason I can't get that link to work but I'm assuming no-one here or on YouTube is suggesting that "There are much clouds ..." is correct.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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