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    Default Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Hey!

    Sorry if this is a really basic question but why should we write the word 'much' in the following sentence?

    'This was not as fun as that'

    'This was not as much fun as that'

    To me they both mean the same. Thank you for any help

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by richuk View Post
    Hey!

    Sorry if this is a really basic question but why should we write the word 'much' in the following sentence?

    'This was not as fun as that'

    'This was not as much fun as that'

    To me they both mean the same. Thank you for any help
    This was not as fun as that'
    'This was not as much fun as that'

    You know why?

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Actually, fun is used as an adjective now.
    Fun - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Thanks

    No i'm not sure

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    'This was not as fun as that' - this is also correct (as Barb_D pointed out).
    And I think you're right, there's no difference in meaning.
    Please note that I am not a teacher and can be wrong.

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Main Entry: 3fun
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): sometimes funĚner; sometimes funĚnest
    Date: circa 1846

    1 : providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment <a fun party> <a fun person to be with>
    2 : full of fun : pleasant <have a fun time>

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Main Entry: 3fun
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): sometimes funĚner; sometimes funĚnest
    Date: circa 1846

    1 : providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment <a fun party> <a fun person to be with>
    2 : full of fun : pleasant <have a fun time>
    Where did you get it from?

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    From your link...
    PS:
    There's a box below this:
    fun

    7 entries found.
    Last edited by mmasny; 17-Mar-2010 at 16:27.

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    Default Re: Was not as fun/Was not as much fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    From your link...
    Funner | Define Funner at Dictionary.com
    funner - Spelling of funner from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus - Cambridge University Press

    –adjective
    4.
    Informal. of or pertaining to fun, esp. to social fun: a fun thing to do; really a fun person.
    5.
    Informal. whimsical; flamboyant: The fashions this year are definitely on the fun side.
    You should strictly reserve the use of 'fun' as an adj where informal tolerance is felt acceptable. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

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