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I am studying for my CELTA. I need to explain the difference between much many and a lot of.
What is the difference between lots of and a lot of?
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I am not a teacher here, but I was taught that there is no difference. We can use either. Much for uncountable, many for countable, mainly in questions and negations; a lot of, lots of for both in affirmative. But I have come across a lot of examples where 'much and many' are used in affirmative sentences. Good luck!
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There is no difference in meaning, but there is a difference in formality. "A lot of" is informal and "lots of" is even more informal. "Much" and "many" are used in formal writing.
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