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James Trotta
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We use "too many" to complain about a high number of something countable. For example, I feel that I have too many papers in my apartment. The high number of papers is bad because my apartment is messy; there are papers all over the floor.

Notice how "papers" is used as a countable noun (sometimes it can be used as a noncount noun).

Another personal example:
I have too many papers to correct.
This is bad because correcting papers is going to take me a long time tonight. Remember to use "too many" only with countable nouns. For noncount you should use too much:
I have too many papers to correct; I don't like having too much work.
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