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    #11

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

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    You should reserve the use of 'fun' as an adj where informal tolerance is felt acceptable.
    I agree.

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    #12

    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
    If this is for school work, don't use "fun" as an adjective.


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    #13

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

    Thanks everyone

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    #14

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

    If it's been used as an adjective since 1846, I don't know why it's shunned.

    However, you should feel free to avoid its use as an adjective if you wish. I will continue to embrace it as both an adjective and noun.
    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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    #15

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    If it's been used as an adjective since 1846, I don't know why it's shunned.

    However, you should feel free to avoid its use as an adjective if you wish. I will continue to embrace it as both an adjective and noun.
    It's use as an adjective in BrE is much, much more recent than that, also it is informal in BrE, so it should not be used in a school/learning situation.

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