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    797 54.33%
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    520 35.45%
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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Much or A Lot 2


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    okey, I get it

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    Both are correct. We do use 'much' in the negative.

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We do use 'much' in the negative.
    Thank you.
    You told, we use `much' in only negative sentences. So, I hope, no one sentence in the world where `much' is used in affirmative sentences.
    If I am wrong, please tell me.


    Also, please check whether the following sentences are right or wrong.

    I have a lot of food.
    I don't have much food.


    I gave a lot of money to him.
    I didn't give much money to him.

    Am I right?

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    wow! there's so much to learn here.

    how about this one...
    me and my friends were playing cards. the moment I laid my cards, I shouted "I win!". He told me that it should be "I won!". Please enlighten me.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    what is diffrent between A lot of and lots of ?

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    Quote Originally Posted by ingliscarabao View Post
    wow! there's so much to learn here.

    how about this one...
    me and my friends were playing cards. the moment I laid my cards, I shouted "I win!". He told me that it should be "I won!". Please enlighten me.

    thanks
    Your friend is a sore loser.

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    Q: What is the difference between a lot of and lots of?
    A: Not much.


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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    Much is used for uncountable nouns. Time is an uncountable noun. We cannot say times. So we use much. (for countable nouns we use many)

    A lot of is used for both countable and uncountable nouns.

    So, we can use both of them. Am I right?

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    Default Re: Much or A Lot 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai_alexandru View Post
    Much is used for uncountable nouns. Time is an uncountable noun. We cannot say times. So we use much. (for countable nouns we use many)

    A lot of is used for both countable and uncountable nouns.

    So, we can use both of them. Am I right?
    Yes. you are right. Say:
    She doesn't have much free time.

    Or:

    She doesn't have a lot of free time.

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