Suppose I want to use the phrase "many, many" to compound the "maniness" of the thing I'm describing.
There are many, many people.
The people (of which there are many, many)
The first one is standard, but the second one is contended. Can it be used in that way?
An example of one that wouldn't be so awkward is:
There are lots and lots of people.
The people (of which there are lots and lots)
Each one can be properly used in its singular form, but once repeated, one of them falls apart. Why?