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    pushed too much

    1-He pushed the box too much.

    Does this mean:
    a-He pushed the box too hard.
    b-He pushed the box too often.
    c-He pushed the box too far.

    I don't think it could mean (a) but it could have the other two meanings.


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    Re: pushed too much

    I am not a teacher.

    I don't know if 'to push the box' is supposed to mean something in particular, but for me, 'He pushed the box too much' conjures up images of a box unable to withstand the pushing (from a structural point of view). That would make a- the closest in meaning.

    If I meant 'too far' or 'too often' I would say so.

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    #3

    Re: pushed too much

    I think it is ambiguous.

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    #4

    Re: pushed too much

    It could mean a-c IMO- it's another case where context would be king.

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    #5

    Re: pushed too much

    Thank you all very much for you kind replies.

    How about this one:

    A-He pushed the cart a lot.

    Does A mean:
    a-He pushed the cart hard.
    b-He pushed the cart often.
    c-He pushed the cart far.

    I think it could mean 'b' or 'c' but not 'a'.

    Gratefully,
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    #6

    Re: pushed too much

    For me, it would be B.

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