So is 'many'.
'There are many clouds in the sky. Why 'many' instead of 'plenty of ', 'lots of' ? They are used in the affirmative sentenses .
So is 'many'.
'as a determiner followed by a plural noun' (Macmillan dictionary).
I was recommended to use it in the questions before .
Why 'a lot of ' instead of 'much' in the second example?
The most common mistakes in English. Lesson 7 - YouTube
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.
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 - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
But... it's much more common to use "much" in the negative. He doesn't spend much time preparing.
It's the argument about what is absolutely correct or incorrect versus what is likely to be said.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
No — the standard expression is 'for some reason'. It means 'for an unknown or unspecified reason'.