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    #1

    take much more

    Does "much" in "take much more" have the nuance of emphsizing comparatives?

    10p)"It
    has been raining hard for three days."
    I hope it stops soon," Grandma said.
    "I don't know if the Acorn River can take much more." She looked worried Most of the time, the Acorn River was a nice, slow river, but now it was full and fast. Still the rain was falling.

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    Re: take much more

    Yes – 'much' emphasises 'more'. It means the river would break its banks if the rain didn't stop soon.

    There should be a full stop after 'worried'.

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