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    usage o "very much" and "very many"

    Are these sentences correct:
    1) It is very much interesting.
    2) There is very much of food.
    3) There are very many peaople on the street.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: usage o "very much" and "very many"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1) It is very much interesting.
    2) There is very much of food.
    3) There are very many peaople on the street.

    Thanks in advance.
    1. It is very interesting.
    2. There is very much food.
    3. There are very many people on the street.

    As you can see, you got sentence 3 correct, but not 1 or 2.

    In 1, "interesting" is an adjective not a noun, so you cannot attach "very much" or "very many" to it. It's simply "interesting" or "very interesting".
    In 2, you added "of". You probably got that idea from "a lot of" which would have been more natural. "There is a lot of food". It is possible to say "There is very much food" but it's not very natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: usage o "very much" and "very many"

    Thanks.
    One more think considering this above, may I say:
    "He did it much worse than I did."
    ?

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    Re: usage o "very much" and "very many"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    Thanks.
    One more thing considering this the above, may I say:
    "He did it much worse than I did"?
    You can. You will find that some people would say "He did it much worse than I" where "did" at the end is implied. You'll hear both.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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