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    Unhappy very, too much or much too

    To express extreme sweetness of honey, which one best suits the blank?
    Question: Honey is ________ sweet.
    a) very
    b) too much
    c) much too

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    Re: very, too much or much too

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    To express extreme sweetness of honey, which one best suits the blank?
    Question: Honey is ________ sweet.
    a) very
    b) too much
    c) much too
    "Very"

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    Question Re: very, too much or much too

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Very"
    Would you please check whether the following extract from OXFORD (OALD) fits in the question mentioned above.
    "MUCH adverb(more, most) to a great degree:
    Thank you very much for the flowers. « I would very much like to see you again. « He isnít in the office much (= often). « You worry too much. « My new job is much the same as the old one. « Much to her surprise he came back the next day. « Sheís much better today. « The other one was much too expensive. « Nikolaiís English was much the worst. « We are very much aware of the lack of food supplies. « Iím not much good at tennis. « He was much loved by all who knew him. « an appeal to raise much-needed cash" OALD, 7th edition

    Can the underlined words be an alternative?

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    Re: very, too much or much too

    Quote Originally Posted by mfhaq77 View Post
    Would you please check whether the following extract from OXFORD (OALD) fits in the question mentioned above.
    "MUCH adverb(more, most) to a great degree:
    Thank you very much for the flowers. « I would very much like to see you again. « He isnít in the office much (= often). « You worry too much. « My new job is much the same as the old one. « Much to her surprise he came back the next day. « Sheís much better today. « The other one was much too expensive. « Nikolaiís English was much the worst. « We are very much aware of the lack of food supplies. « Iím not much good at tennis. « He was much loved by all who knew him. « an appeal to raise much-needed cash" OALD, 7th edition

    Can the underlined words be an alternative?
    If you say "Honey is much too sweet" you are making a personal judgement, other people may not agree. We can all agree that honey is sweet or even very sweet but with much too sweet you are saying that it is so sweet that you can't eat it.

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