I have the following (half-) sentence:

This dreadful monotony plagues many classrooms, but (...)

However, I found this phrasing unsatisfactory, as I would like to avoid using "many", if possible. Is there an alternative phrasing, preferably one in which the replacement for "many" comes after "classrooms"? Something like "This dreadful monotony plagues classrooms beyond number, but (...)".

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Before noun, try: innumerable, countless, several, scores (of)

Post-positional (after noun) modifiers are uncommon in English. You could try expressions such as "...the world over." Other phrasings would seldom be acceptable unless the text allowed for poetic prose; for example, "This dreadful monotony plagues classrooms innumerate..."

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