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    The meaning of "much needed"

    What is the meaning of "much needed" in the following sentence (The definition in the dictionary was not clear.):

    The building plans include much needed new office accommodation.

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

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    See #1 need - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online.

    need

    1 [transitive not in progressive] to have to have something or someone, because you cannot do something without them, or because you cannot continue or cannot exist without them [= require]:

    much needed/badly needed a much needed boost to the local economy



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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Can you mean the following and above-mentioned sentence?

    The money will buy much needed books for the school.

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    Can you mean explain the following and above-mentioned sentence?

    The money will buy much needed books for the school.
    I have given you the definition of "much needed". What other words are you unclear about?

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Hello, Shamsiyan.
    I think your question might be something like "Can I use the words above ("much needed") in the following sentence? Does it make sense?"
    If so, your sentence is acceptable in my opinion.

    (Edit) It would be better to hyphenate those two words: "much-needed".
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 16-Jul-2012 at 16:40.

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, Shamsiyan.
    I think your question might be something like "Can I use the words above ("much needed") in the following sentence? Does it make sense?"
    If so, your sentence is acceptable in my opinion..
    Since Shamsiyan took this sentence from Longman (see #3 much - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online), I don't think that he was asking whether the usage of "much needed" was acceptable in that sentence.

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Since Shamsiyan took this sentence from Longman (see #3 much - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online), I don't think that he was asking whether the usage of "much needed" was acceptable in that sentence.
    Indeed!
    It is now a mystery what he is asking. (Whatever does s/he mean by "mean"?)

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    I have given you the definition of "much needed". What other words are you unclear about?
    I want to know whether "The money" can be the subject of the sentence. And If so, what will be the meaning of the sentence?

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shamsiyan View Post
    I want to know whether "The money" can be the subject of the sentence. And If so, what will be the meaning of the sentence?
    Yes, "the money" can be the subject. Now, what's your interpretation of the sentence? Perhaps you could rewrite it in your own words?

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    Re: The meaning of "much needed"

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Yes, "the money" can be the subject. Now, what's your interpretation of the sentence? Perhaps you could rewrite it in your own words?
    I think the meaning of the sentence is:

    The money will be enough to pay for the books which is much needed for the school.


    What is your opinion?

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