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    #1

    much too and very much

    Hello!
    The examination was not very difficult, but it was _____ long.
    A. too much
    B. so much
    C. much too (key)
    D. very much
    I am wondering whether D is also all right besides C, please?

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    #2

    Re: much too and very much

    No.

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    #3

    Re: much too and very much

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No.
    Would you mind explaining, SoothingDave?

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    #4

    Re: much too and very much

    Things can be too long. They can be very long. But they can not be much long.

    In "C" it is saying it was "too long" and "much" modifies "too."

    In "D" it is saying it was "much long" and "very" modifies "much."

    But we do not say "much long."

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    #5

    Re: much too and very much

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Things can be too long. They can be very long. But they can not be much long.

    In "C" it is saying it was "too long" and "much" modifies "too."

    In "D" it is saying it was "much long" and "very" modifies "much."

    But we do not say "much long."
    So we can't say "(very) much + adjectives", can we?

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    #6

    Re: much too and very much

    No.

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    #7

    Re: much too and very much

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    So we can't say "(very) much + adjectives", can we?
    No, we don't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: much too and very much

    Interesting.

    Thanks for clearing up.

    Cheers!

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    #9

    Re: much too and very much

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Interesting.

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    Cheers!
    Note my amendment above. You needed to use "to clear something up" in this case. When you say "Thank you for clearing up", it means "Thank you for tidying up" or "Thank you for making the room/house/car neat and tidy".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: much too and very much

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    So we can't say "(very) much + adjectives", can we?

    Well you can, but they have to be past participles turned adjectives, methinks.

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