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    many vs. a lot of

    Hallo Teachers
    We are taught that many is used more often in negative and interrogative sentences while a lot of or lots of in positive ones. Is that true? Are the structures used actually in such a way or it has a didactic purpose more?

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    Re: many vs. a lot of

    All of the following are grammatically correct and natural.

    Do you have a lot of money?
    Do you have much money?
    I have a lot of money.
    I have lots of money.
    I don't have much money.
    I don't have a lot of money.
    I don't have lots of money.

    Do you have many cats?
    Do you have a lot of cats?
    I have a lot of cats.
    I have lots of cats.
    I have many cats.
    I don't have a lot of cats.
    I don't have lots of cats.
    I don't have many cats.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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