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    #1

    Many many or so many?

    Hi. I want to stress the underlined expression. How would you advise me to do to?
    "Many of the people sitting here have made their personal contribution to........."
    Can I say instead: "Many many of the people..." or "So many of the people..."?

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    #2

    Re: Many many or so many?

    'Most of the people ...'

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    #3

    Re: Many many or so many?

    Very many/A great number/Most (which doesn't necessarily mean 51+%)

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    #4

    Re: Many many or so many?

    I am not a teacher.

    I'd go with 'very many' or 'a great many'.

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    #5

    Re: Many many or so many?

    How about 'a good many'?

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    #6

    Re: Many many or so many?

    That's OK, too.

    So is 'I've been to Florida many, many times'.

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