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    Default not + verb + as + noun phrase + as structure

    Dear teacher,

    I see this "formula" in the IELTS book written by native speaker

    Example, Coffee in France does not cost as much as in the UK, at $1 and $ 2 respectively.

    According to much - definition of much by Macmillan Dictionary much is not (phrase ) noun

    Is "much" a noun ?

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    Default Re: not + verb + as + noun phrase + as structure

    The word much is part of the term as much, which at least in Merriam-Webster Collegiate online, is listed as an adverb. Merriam-Webster's unabridged version has a listing for the phrase as much as but I don't have access to it.
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    Default Re: not + verb + as + noun phrase + as structure

    Hello.

    I'm not so sure, but it (="much" in the sentence above) could be a pronoun.

    "Coffee in France does not cost much." (I'd interpret "much" in this sentence as a pronoun, which is the object of the verb "cost".)

    (Edit) http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/much (Please click on 3) much (pronoun))
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 13-Sep-2012 at 15:49.

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