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    a lot of or much

    what is the diffirent between much and a lot of, I mean the gramatical use for both of them?

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    Re: a lot of or much

    Try here first: http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/muchfew.html

    If you have any questions, let us know. We'd be happy to guide you through it.


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    Re: a lot of or much

    I am confused , I can't distinguish between (much and a lot of) in some situations such as :
    1- Sue drinks much tea. (the use of much here is incorrect or unnatural) Why??
    The right is : Sue drinks a lot of tea.

    - Another example :
    1-I use the phone much at work.( wrong ) Why??
    The right is : I use the phone a lot at work

    What is the diffirent between much and a lot in these examples??

    note: This examples are taken from :(English grammar in use), Raymond Murphy,p172.

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    Re: a lot of or much

    We rarely use 'much' in positive sentences:
    I use the telephone much at work- grammatically correct, but very unnatural.
    I don't use the telephone much at work- fine
    In both examples above, we could use 'a lot'.


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    Re: a lot of or much

    Thank you

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    Re: a lot of or much

    You're welcome.

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