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    Default Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Is it correct to say:

    a) I was surprised very much.
    b) I was surprised a lot.

    Second case:

    c) It surprised me a lot.
    d) It surprised me very.
    e) It surprised me very much.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Is it correct to say:

    a) I was surprised very much.
    b) I was surprised a lot.

    Second case:

    c) It surprised me a lot.
    d) It surprised me very.
    e) It surprised me very much.

    Thanks in advance.
    Only c) and e) are possible.

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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Recently I heard a sentence on TV (news channel):
    "She was very much against that."
    Is it incorrect in light of our conclusion given above?

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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    "She was very much against that."
    Is it incorrect in light of our conclusion given above?
    Nothing bhai said suggests that. That sentence is fine.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    But sentence:
    "She was very much surprised"
    would be incorrect?

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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    But sentence:
    "She was very much surprised"
    would be incorrect?
    It's not very natural. "She was very surprised" is what most people would use.

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    Default Re: Emphasizing something by using "very", "very much" "a lot"

    Thanks. In my language such sentences (with "surprised" and "against") have identical construction and that is why it a quite big concern to me. It is hard to feel the difference.

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