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Which one is correct?

'many thousands of animals ' or 'much thousands of animals'

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  • This question has been closed as a duplicate, but the linked question never once mentions "many [number]". The OP will not find their answer on the other question. This question should be reopened so it can be answered correctly.
    – CJ Dennis
    Jan 31 '20 at 12:33
  • Since this was flagged for reopening and I do think there's room to write an answer that specifically addresses many thousands of, I've gone ahead and reopened it. For reference, I'll leave a link to the duplicate target as a related question: ell.stackexchange.com/q/31719/230
    – user230
    Feb 1 '20 at 0:14
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Many thousands.

Notwithstanding the inevitable exceptions that come with English, countable nouns (potatoes, rocks, thousands) generally use "many" whereas uncountable nouns (milk, sand, justice) use "much".

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Many for countable nouns is the correct one here but a better collocation would be :

Tens of thousands of animals ...

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