RULE#2 => MANY + COUNTABLE NOUN
(USED IN NEGATIVE SENTENCES AND QUESTIONS)
|RULE#1||MUCH (UNCOUNATBLE NOUNS) IS USED IN NEGATIVE SENTENCES AND QUESTIONS.||Have you got much money?
It doesn't cost much money.
|RULE#2||MANY (COUNTABLE NOUNS) IS USED IN NEGATIVE SENTENCES AND QUESTIONS.||I don't have many friends.
How many dogs has she got?
|RULE#3||A LOT OF (COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNATBLE NOUNS) IS USED IN POSITIVE SENTENCES, NEGTAIVE SENTENCES AND QUESTIONS.||A LOT OF + NOUN
There was a lot of space.
They don't have a lot of money.
Do you have a lot of books?
|RULE#4||MUCH AND MANY ARE OFTEN USED IN THE FOLLOWING EXPRESSIONS.||MUCH: much the same, too much for, too much, as much, so much.
MANY: too/so/as many, a great many, many a + singular noun.
|RULE#5||A LOT (COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS) IS NEVER FOLLOWED BY A NOUN.||I enjoy playing football a lot.
'How much do you need?' 'A lot.'
He did quite a lot this morning.