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    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 23:38. Reason: incorrect spelling of difference

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

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    "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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    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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    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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