Which one is correct?

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

  • 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, 2020 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, 2020 at 0:14

2 Answers 2


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".


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

Tens of thousands of animals ...

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