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    "much" as an adjective?

    Suddenly, I felt that I was a fish out of water and I didnít know how to spend the much spare time.

    Does the sentence above look fine to you? Not to me. I think "much" does not work there, because I don't see "much" as an adjective in the dictionary. However, another sentence popped into my head:

    I don't have much time.

    This "much" looks like an adjective.

    What do you think? Thanks.


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    Re: "much" as an adjective?

    Yes, it's ok, but it should be "that much spare time".
    Eg.
    I don't like him that much.
    -- How old are you?
    -- That many! (showing 4 fingers)

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    #3

    Re: "much" as an adjective?

    that-intensifier, adv

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    Re: "much" as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Suddenly, I felt that I was a fish out of water and I didnít know how to spend the much spare time.

    Does the sentence above look fine to you? Not to me. I think "much" does not work there, because I don't see "much" as an adjective in the dictionary. However, another sentence popped into my head:

    I don't have much time.

    This "much" looks like an adjective.

    What do you think? Thanks.
    We usually say "I felt like a fish out of water".

    How about:

    I felt like a fish out of water and didn't know what to do with my spare time.

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