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    Question much of the work

    please check for me, could you? please....

    1. Much of the work is done by me, not you.
    2. Adam cannot speak German, no more can I.
    3. Can I have some french fries? Sorry, no more.
    4. The ancient city, Troy, is no more.
    5. His voice is heard no more.
    6. I am the same age as you.

    regarding no 6, "age" is a noun, should I change it to "aged"?
    I am the same aged as you.

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    Re: much of the work

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello,
    I will try my best

    Quote Originally Posted by IndoGirl View Post
    please check for me, could you? please....

    1. Much of the work is done by me, not you.
    2. Adam cannot speak German, no more can I.
    3. Can I have some french fries? Sorry, no more.
    4. The ancient city, Troy, is no more.
    5. His voice is heard no more.
    6. I am the same age as you.

    regarding no 6, "age" is a noun, should I change it to "aged"?
    I am the same aged as you.
    1. The most of the work is done by me, not by you.
    2. Adam cannot speak German, neither can I.
    3. Can I have some french fries? Sorry, there are no more.
    4. The ancient, Troy, does not exist anymore.
    5. His voice is not heard anymore.
    6. I am as old as you. (But I believe your sentence is also correct.)

    "The same aged" -> no, because you cannot use "The" with an "adjective", at least not in this sentence.

    Cheers!

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    Re: much of the work

    Quote Originally Posted by IndoGirl View Post
    please check for me, could you? please....

    1. Much of the work is done by me, not you. OK
    2. Adam cannot speak German, no more can I. neither can I
    3. Can I have some french fries? Sorry, there is no more.
    4. The ancient city, Troy, is no more. is no more there/no longer exists.
    5. His voice is heard no more. OK
    6. I am the same age as you. OK

    regarding no 6, "age" is a noun, should I change it to "aged"?
    I am the same aged as you.No
    not a teacher

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    Re: much of the work

    Some of these are simply old-fashioned, but not wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by IndoGirl View Post
    please check for me, could you? please....

    1. Much of the work is done by me, not you. Okay
    2. Adam cannot speak German, no more can I. This sounds like something from a Jane-Austen-era novel. You could say "Adam can't speak Germany any better than I can" for a modern version that means neither of you speak it very well, or if neither of you speak it at all: "Adam can't speak German, and neither can I." You could use a period, "Adam can't speak German. Neither can I." However, you can't just link them with a comma.
    3. Can I have some French fries? Sorry, no more. Srroy, there aren't any more. (Not the singular "isnt'")
    4. The ancient city, Troy, is no more.Okay, but old and literary sounding. You don't need to set off "Troy" with quotes unless you've simply been speaking about some ancient city and now you identify which one. The modern version: The ancient city of Troy no longer exists.
    5. His voice is heard no more.Also literary sounding.
    6. I am the same age as you.

    regarding no 6, "age" is a noun, should I change it to "aged"?
    I am the same aged as you. As the others have said, no.
    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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    Re: much of the work

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello,
    I will try my best

    Good try.

    1. The most of the work is done by me, not by you. IndoGirl was right; Die meisten [sp? - my German is Best Before 1969!] is a faux ami.
    2. Adam cannot speak German, neither can I. The comma should be at least a semi-colon. Also, see Barb's comments on usage.
    3. Can I have some french fries? Sorry, there are no more.Again, see Barb's comments. Also, in most parts of the UK (but not Macdonald's) it would be 'chips', and the response is likely to be 'They're off', 'You'll have to wait' or maybe 'Give 'em another five minutes' ;)
    4. The ancient, Troy, does not exist anymore. The commas are wrong; 'The ancient city of Troy...'. 'Any' and' more' are separate words. With cases like this, history books tend not to say 'does not exist', but something more positive and ornate such as 'Troy's ancient walls have long since crumbled.'
    5. His voice is not heard anymore. As for 4 ; 'Any more'
    6. I am as old as you. (But I believe your sentence is also correct.) And some people might prefer 'I am as young as you.' It's probably safer to say something like 'We're [both [about]] the same age'. In older texts you may come across the rather archaic 'We're of an age.

    "The same aged" -> no, because you cannot use "The" with an "adjective", at least not in this sentence.

    Cheers!
    b

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    Re: much of the work

    Thank you for your hints.

    BobK, I have another small question.
    Yes, I'm aware of the fact that "the most" is a faux ami.
    However, I thought it could be some kind of superlative.
    You do a bit of the work.
    He does more of the work.
    I do the most of the work, because I'm the most active employee.


    I'm sure most of you have already heard about that problem.
    (Here I can understand that it's not "the most".)

    Explain please, I'm still not fully sure

    Cheers!

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    Re: much of the work

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thank you for your hints.

    BobK, I have another small question.
    Yes, I'm aware of the fact that "the most" is a faux ami.
    However, I thought it could be some kind of superlative.
    You do a bit of the work.
    He does more of the work.
    I do the most of the work, because I'm the most active employee.
    - or 'I do the most, because...' Here, 'the most' is acting as a sort of pronoun, referring to 'most of the work'.

    If you want to say 'I do the <something>' you could also say something like 'I do the greater part of the work'


    I'm sure most of you have already heard about that problem.
    (Here I can understand that it's not "the most".)

    Explain please, I'm still not fully sure

    Cheers!
    You can also use 'the most' (you may already know this) to reinforce an adjective, as here: 'That was the most delectable tiramisu I've ever tasted!'

    This is not easy to grasp or to explain! But -

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ...
    1. The most of the work is done by me, not by you.
    ...
    is wrong. Sorry - Perhaps some other teacher can do better...

    b

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