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    #1

    Much

    Hello.

    For a reason this sentence doesn't sound right to me:

    'How much deep is the sea'. I think the problem is the use of 'deep' as an adjective.

    Is 'how deep is the sea' better? I think so, but I don't know why for sure.

    Can someone give me an idea please!

    Thank you

    Ana

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    Re: Much

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana_w View Post
    Hello.

    For a reason this sentence doesn't sound right to me:

    'How much deep is the sea'.

    I think the problem is the use of 'deep' as an adjective.

    Is 'how deep is the sea?

    I think so, but I don't know why for sure.

    Can someone give me an idea please!

    Thank you

    Ana
    How + adjective
    How tall
    How deep
    How far
    How wide

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    Re: Much

    Hello Xpert and thank you for your quick reply.
    I am going to study more about this tonight.

    Ana

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    Re: Much

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana_w View Post
    Hello Xpert and thank you for your quick reply.
    I am going to study more about this tonight.

    Ana

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    #5

    Re: Much

    You can, however, use "much" with the comparative forms.

    How much deeper is the Pacific Ocean than the Atlantic?
    How much more expensive is the flight that leaves at 10? (Note: There is no word "expensiver" so it's "more expensive.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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