before countable nounsmanya large amountI didn’t eat many sweets.
a lot of She ate a lot of apples.
before uncountable nounsmuch Did you eat much cheese?
a lot of  I ate a lot of food.


  • English normally uses many and much in negative (+ not/n’t) and interrogative (+?) sentences.
  • English normally uses a lot of / lots of in affirmative sentences (an affirmative sentence is not a question and does not contain not/n’t


much and many

muchmany and a lot of

useful pages

  • exercises for for practising countable and uncountable nouns / singular and plural
  • exercises for for practising few, a few, little and a little