Is it ok to say very many?
Can I say very many of something or it's incorrect?
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Hi Nyle! At least from an American English standpoint, 'very many' could be kind of awkward to say. Very being a quantifier to describe many is somewhat redundant to say. It generally would be much better to say 'a lot of'........However it's common to use it in a negative sense.....'There aren't very many.....pens, cars, bottles, etc.
Both have Same meaning. According to the rule of English, both can't be written together.
Oops sorry ...I forgot to add that you cannot use 'of ' with it......
Yes , you can use it of course to add emphasis or stage effect
Yes , it is ! Very much so ! 😃
Just use 'many'. You may also use 'lots of'.
You would normally have "many" or "a lot" of something, so probably the only time you would use "very many" (inversely) is when you don't have a lot of something ie: "there weren't very many..."
hi you can use (too much or too many )
Many in itself expresses a lot so it would be inappropriate to use that.
Good Day Nyle. I believe the correct word would be 'a lot' however context is really important. Many is often used on its own. For example: " You have a lot of spoons in your hand" but " There aren't many knives on your table" Hope this helps :)
Yes, it is correct. The word " very' in called an "intensifier" and can be used in place of an adjective. In this case, it offers MORE details to the "NUMBER" of something.