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    this big

    hi guys

    what is the differnce between

    this big and this much big

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    Re: this big

    "This much big" is incorrect/ungrammatical in English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: this big

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys.

    What is the difference between "this big" and "this much big"?
    Please use correct capitalization and punctuation in your posts. Thank you.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Mar-2014 at 20:57.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: this big

    So that means we can say, this long or this big but if we want to add much, we will have to say this much bigger or longer, Am I right, could you also explain if we use much with these kind of comparative words, should we use them in a specific manner like, longer for long.

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    Re: this big

    The piece of cake I took was big, but the piece my brother took was much bigger.

    I hold up may hands to show you want "this big" means: I caught a fish this big. But the one my brother caught was much bigger (and I move my hands to show you how big the second fish was).

    The difference between my 15 cm fish and my brothers 20 cm fish is 5 cm. If I show you 5 cm with my hands, I'm showing you that his was "This much bigger" than mine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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