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    very much

    I know the sentence below is not correct.
    1. I like very much blueberries.

    However, I have heard the sentence below before.
    2. He knows very much about Finance.

    Could this sentence be correct if 'very much' is intervened between a verb and its preposition?

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    Re: very much

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    What function do you think "about" serves in the sentence?
    It really beats me.
    I would say it serves as a preposition meaning "on the subject of".
    However, I'm not very sure of it.
    Could you help me?
    Thank you.

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    Re: very much

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    I know the sentence below is not correct.
    1. I like very much blueberries.

    However, I have heard the sentence below before.
    2. He knows very much about Finance.

    Could this sentence [which? you have two] be correct if 'very much' is intervened between a verb and its preposition?
    If you mean 2, there is already a 'very much' between the verb and the preposition. (Gil's point, I think).
    If you mean 1, there's no preposition in it.

    Thank you.
    2. sounds strange to me. It's alright in the negative: "He doesn't know very much about France." In the positive, "He knows a lot about France."

    You can say, "I like blueberries very much".

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