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a lot of vs. many #1 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2011 14:36 pm   a lot of vs. many
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #231 "Adverbs of Quantity (4)", question 9

There are ......... of children in the park today. It's such a beautiful day!

(a) a lot
(b) many
(c) none
(d) every

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #231 "Adverbs of Quantity (4)", answer 9

There are a lot of children in the park today. It's such a beautiful day!

Correct answer: (a) a lot

Your answer was: correct
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Can i use "many of" here?why??

What type of Adverbs of Quantity can be used before "of"??

For example, can we say "every of us?""many of us??"

Thanks~!
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a lot of vs. many #2 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2011 15:54 pm   a lot of vs. many
 

everyone of us, many of us, many of them... those are okay,
however, you can't use 'many of' with a noun, so
many of children... is not correct.

With a noun, don't use 'of':
many children
many people
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a lot of vs. many #3 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2011 16:10 pm   a lot of vs. many
 

Thanks a lot~

Can you explain the grammar structure of why we cannot use "many of" with noun.

I mean ...are there any grammatical reasons for "many of" cannot be followed by noun?
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