Student or Learner
I hope you are fine.
1. I have a problem with present perfect continuous. Look at this sentence.
‘ I have been reading this book for weeks.’
Reading is finished?
2. I’m asking this question again. Please help me immediately if it’s possible.
Is this sentence correct? ‘There isn’t a little water’
There is much water. What does MUCH mean? A lot of or some or enough or
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2. I’m asking this question again. [COLOR=royalblue
****** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) I believe that it might be better to say:
(a) There is a lot of water.
(b) There isn't much water. (Only a little water)
(c) How much water is there?
As you can see, many people prefer to use "a lot of" in positive sentences; they often prefer to use "much" in negative sentences and in questions.
(2) One book (Practical English Usage) tells us that "a little" = some.
(a) Could I try a little wine?
(b) Give the roses a little water every day.
(c) "Some more soup?" "Just a little, please."