Results 1 to 6 of 6

    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 124
    #1

    much vs. very

    Hello teachers?

    Which one is more natural, a much celebrated man or a very celebrated man?

    Thank you very much in advance.
    Spoon


    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 3
    #2

    Re: much vs. very

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon
    Hello teachers?
    Which one is more natural, a much celebrated man or a very celebrated man?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    Spoon
    "much celebrated" sounds more acceptable.
    abokareem

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,845
    #3

    Re: much vs. very

    It does to me too.


    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 124
    #4

    Re: much vs. very

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It does to me too.
    What about "a celebrated neurological surgeon"?

    According to my book, it's a very celebrated neurological surgeon.

    Is it still more natural with 'much' rather than 'very'?

    And is there any rule of putting much or very before a past participle?

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #5

    Re: much vs. very

    Welcome, abokareem.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #6

    Re: much vs. very

    Why can you be very pleased with your raise but not very praised by your boss?

    In general usage very is not used alone to modify a past participle. Thus we may say of a book, for example, that it has been very much praised or very much criticized (where very modifies the adverb much), but not that it has been very praised or very criticized.

    Read more...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •