Much is used with uncountable nouns: The children made much noise today.
In most cases, much will be used in the negative: There isn’t much soap left. (For positive sentences, a lot of is used.)
Many is used with countable nouns: Many birds have visited our garden.
Here is an exercise: (Fill in Much or Many)
1 It shouldn’t take too __________ time.
2 She returned from the Mall after _____________ hours.
3 Did you receive __________ phone calls when you were ill?
4 __________ ado about nothing.
5 I can’t hear __________ when you’re all talking.
6 I haven’t got __________ money left.
7 Not so __________ banks open in the evenings.
8 I’m sorry to give you so __________ trouble.
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