It’s our fourth English vocab lesson for growing. Today we are going to take the word many, and use it to grow your English vocabulary by learning some synonyms for it. My job is to give you definitions and example sentences, and yours is to use the words every day this week.
How to Practice
If you really want to know these words, you have to use them. Here are some ways how you can do that.
- Use them in a conversation.
- Practice with a language partner. This could be a friend or someone that you find online.
- Write a sentence every day. If you post them to the comment section, I’ll check as many as I can.
- Google the word to see how other people use it in a sentence.
This weeks words
Many means a large number of something. While there is not an exact number that constitutes as many it’s more than a few, and it’s more than several. It’s a significant amount.
- There are so many times that I just don’t feel like going to the gym, but I go anyway.
- I want us to have as many opportunities as possible.
It can also mean a majority of the group of people that is being spoken about.
- We’re trying to make art for the many, not the few.
When many is put in question form it’s asking the number of something.
- How many people came to the store today?
Numerous means great in number. The number has to be large in order for this word to be used. Just like with many the exact number that constitutes something as being numbers does not exist, but it has to be a large amount.
- There are numerous people who have helped me throughout this process, almost too many to count.
- Over the last ten years we have come up with numerous new paint colors.
Abundant- speaks to something being plentiful, or there being a lot of it. It is either existing in large quantities, or it’s available in large quantities.
- There were an abundance of people wanting to be her friend once she became successful.
- There may not be a lot of people in a small town, but there is an abundant amount of kindness.
Copious- means there is an abundant supply or a large amount or quantity of something.
- There was a copious amount of mistakes in her essay.
- He receives copious requests for investment from entrepreneurs every day.
To Wrap Things Up….
Many means a lot, more than a few and more than several. It’s a significant amount.
Numerous means there’s a large amount of something. There’s a large number of it.
Abundant means something is plentiful and there’s a large number of it. Remember abundant is an adjective, so it has to describe a noun. Abundance is the noun form of this word.
Copious also means there is a large number of something.
All of these words are interchangeable most of the time.