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    It's too much expensive

    Hi all,

    "It's too much expensive" What's wrong with this expression? I came across this while I was reading an IELTS speaking guide book. It said that "It's too much expensive" is incorrect and this "It's much too expensive" is correct. I have always been using this "It's too much expensive" in my life. Perhaps, I was wrong, so now I want to make sure about which is wrong and right.

    Thanks.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    The book is right.
    It's expensive.
    It's too expensive.
    It's much too expensive.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    I think 'too much' is correct in 'It costs too much money', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    Not a teacher
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'too much' is correct in 'It costs too much money', but I am not a teacher.
    Your example is different because money is a noun and expensive is an adjective.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Mar-2015 at 13:12. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    I meant to show the OP that 'much too +adjective' and 'too much +noun' are correct.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Esgaleth View Post
    Your example is different because money is a noun and expensive is an adjective.
    Esgaleth, please remember to state you are not a teacher when responding in this forum.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Esgaleth, please remember to state you are not a teacher when responding in this forum.
    I am really sorry Rover, I can't. I was brought up to never tell a lie and don't think I ever will. Point taken, though.

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    Re: It's too much expensive

    If you are a teacher, please edit your profile.

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