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    Much or Very

    Hi,

    Can I say "I'm much, much late" or do I have to say "I'm very, very late"?

    If "much" means a great deal doesn't it make sense?

    Thanks

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    Re: Much or Very

    You have to say "very," not "much."

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    #3

    Re: Much or Very

    Thanks for your answer but can you tell when can I use much?

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    #4

    Re: Much or Very

    Sorry, I'm not a teacher so I can't give you any rules. Some examples:

    You have much to learn still.

    This is too much food for one person to eat!

    That outfit of hers was a bit much.

    My wife took too much time getting ready and we missed the beginning of the movie.

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    #5

    Re: Much or Very

    Use "very" before an adjective, use "much" before a non-countable noun.
    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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    #6

    Re: Much or Very

    Thanks a lot that's really helped me and am I right to say "much" with adverbs?

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    #7

    Re: Much or Very

    No.

    'You must walk very slowly.' 'She sings very sweetly.'

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    #8

    Re: Much or Very

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutenglish View Post
    Thanks a lot that's really helped me and am I right to say "much" with adverbs?

    NOT A TEACHER


    Is there any way that you can consult a copy of Mr. Michael Swan's

    Practical English Usage? He spends pages and pages on the use

    of "much." I think that he will answer most of your questions.

    He says that "much" goes with some verbs, comparatives,

    superlatives, and participles. Furthermore, the combination

    "very much" has many uses. You ask whether you "can say 'much'

    with adverbs." Do you mean a sentence with "much + adverb"?

    I believe the answer is NO.


    The above is only my opinion.

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    Smile Re: Much or Very

    Thanks everyone, as always, you've been a great help

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