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    (1)Many the book = many books. Is it correct?
    (2)Many's the time = ? Can we write 'many the time'?
    Why does (2) has 's and (1) not?
    Thank you for help.

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    Re: Many...

    You're dealing with two idioms here: 1) "many's the,"" and 2) "many a." The first means
    " there's a lot more than one" as in "many's the man who has tried that . "
    The second means "a lot more than one" as in "many a page of life has turned...."
    //The " 's " at the end of "many's" is a contraction of the copula "is."//


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