apple posted:When you see a lot of clouds, would you rather say "It's very cloudy" than " There are a lot of clouds in the sky"?
Sorry for the delay. That's an interesting question.
I think that I tend to speak of there being "a lot of clouds" when the clouds are at least somewhat countable, that is, when there are a lot of spaces between them and they are not the type of clouds that span vast distances.
When the sky is "clouded over" -- when I look up and see a quilt of clouds or a bulging amorphous conglomeration of puffiness all over the sky -- then I definitely tend to use the adjective "cloudy" instead.