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    Default Difference between "to run a lot" and 'to run very much"

    Is there any difference between "to run a lot" and "to run very much"? What are their usages?

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    Last edited by Borovac; 09-May-2008 at 22:38. Reason: incorrect spelling of difference

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    Default Re: Difference between "to run a lot" and 'to run very much"

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    Is there any difference between "to run a lot" and "to run very much"? What are their usages?

    thank you!
    "Very much" is mostly used with feeling verbs. It sounds strange when used with an action verb. Run is an action verb. "A lot" is used with action and feeling verbs.

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    Default Re: Difference between "to run a lot" and 'to run very much"

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    "Very much" is mostly used with feeling verbs. It sounds strange when used with an action verb. Run is an action verb. "A lot" is used with action and feeling verbs.


    So....

    May I say both "I like my dog very much" and "I like my dog a lot"? (feeling verb = to like)

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    Default Re: Difference between "to run a lot" and 'to run very much"

    Quote Originally Posted by Borovac View Post
    So....

    May I say both "I like my dog very much" and "I like my dog a lot"? (feeling verb = to like)
    Yes, you can.

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    Default Re: Difference between "to run a lot" and 'to run very much"

    run:
    I run a lot.
    I run quite a bit.
    I run quite often.
    I run frequently.
    like:
    I like my dog a lot.
    I like my dog very much.

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