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    likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    Hi,

    *self-made* sentences

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    She likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much.

    Does 'very much' modify 'with her friends' or emphasize the degree of 'liking to go to the theatre'?

    2- She likes to go to the theatre by herself very much.

    Does 'very much' modify 'by herself' or emphasize the degree of 'liking to go to the theatre'?

    3- She likes to play football very much.

    Does 'very much' modify 'football' or emphasize the degree of 'liking'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    It modifies "she likes". Purists will tell you that "She very much likes to play football" is grammatically superior.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    What if I want to emphasize 'with herself' in the first one, 'by herself' in the second and 'football' in the last one? Where will I put 'very much' then?

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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    What if I want to emphasize 'with herself' in the first one, 'by herself' in the second and 'football' in the last one? Where will I put 'very much' then?
    I assume you meant "with her friends" in the first.

    She likes to go to the theatre and she really likes to go with her friends.
    She likes to go to the theatre and she really likes to go alone.
    She really likes playing football.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    So many thanks. Last one. What about this one? Is it the same?

    - She likes to go to the theatre very much with her friends.

    Does 'very much' modify 'she likes' again?

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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    It modifies "She likes to go to the theatre".
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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    What if I want to emphasize 'with her [friends]' in the first one? Where will I put 'very much' then?
    I am not a teacher.

    We don't know from, 'She likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much' whether she also likes to go without her friends.

    Not that I'm a purist, but 'She very much likes to go to theatre with her friends' puts the emphasis on her friends in the simplest way.

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    Re: likes to go to the theatre with her friends very much (emphasis of very much)

    I agree generally with Roman55's logic but, for me, "She very much likes to go to the theatre with her friends" simply puts the emphasis on "goes to the theatre with her friends". It still doesn't tell us whether she likes to go alone. It could just tell us that that is one the things she likes to do with her friends.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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