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    Default Can anyone please answer my question?

    Hello,

    can anyone please answer the question below.

    Which one is correct?

    How beautiful is she?

    or

    How much beautiful is she?

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    How young are you?
    How much young are you?


    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    How much beautiful is she? She is beautiful very much.
    How much young are you? I am very much young.

    All your sentences are fine.

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    How much beautiful is she? She is beautiful very much.
    How much young are you? I am very much young.

    All your sentences are fine.
    Many thanks for your reply. I appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    Sorry, but the construction with 'how much' are not correct English.

    The correct versions are:

    'How beautiful is she?' and 'How young are you?'

    The second sentence is unusual; people normally ask, "How old are you?"

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    [FONT=Times New Roman]Sorry, but the construction with 'how much' are not correct English.


    How much beautiful? Very much beautiful. Beautiful very much.

    Please explain what your problem is with this.

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    The only problem that I see is that they are not correct English.

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    The only problem that I see is that they are not correct English.
    Empirical approach aside, which rule in grammar is violated? It does not strike me as correct is hardly convincing.

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    'How much' is not normally used before adjectives and adverbs.

    "How rich is he?"
    "How much money has he?"

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    I am happy you said "normally" and not "never".

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    Default Re: Can anyone please answer my question?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    I am happy you said "normally" and not "never".
    Corum, "How much beautiful is she" may be grammatically correct but a native English speaker would never say or write it, (except of course to point out that it's incorrect, as I have just done). I think that the OP probably wanted to know the correct English usage, rather than the hypothetical grammatical correctness.

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