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    much or any?

    Hi teachers
    Please tell me which of the following given answers is correct:
    Can`t you do this....quicker?
    a] even
    b] much
    c] any
    d] very
    In my opinion , [c] is the most appropriate answer; " any quicker" seems to have the interpretation of "in a quick/er way". Is it correct? Do you think that [b] might be the only correct answer?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Teia

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    Re: much or any?

    - c] is best, d] is definitely wrong, and I can imagine some extreme contexts that would make a] and b] - dubiously - acceptable.

    b

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    Re: much or any?

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi teachers
    Please tell me which of the following given answers is correct:
    Can`t you do this....quicker?
    a] even
    b] much
    c] any
    d] very
    In my opinion , [c] is the most appropriate answer; " any quicker" seems to have the interpretation of "in a quick/er way". Is it correct? Do you think that [b] might be the only correct answer?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Teia
    I agree with Bob. This is a poor question. Multiple choice questions should have one and only one correct answer.

    C would be the most common, but it is not the same question as the one with A or B.

    Consider the indicative statements.

    You can do that much quicker. OK.
    You can do that even quicker. OK.
    You can do that any quicker. Not OK, but OK in question form.
    You can do that very quicker. Not OK in either form.


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    Re: much or any?

    any quicker is correct

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    Hi


    Thank you very much to all those teachers who have answered my question.

    All the best,
    Teia

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    Re: much or any?

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi


    Thank you very much to all those teachers who have answered my question.

    All the best,
    Teia
    You're welcome, Teia.

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