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    Exclamation Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Hello all,
    Could you please correct me? I am not sure to which those pronouns refer?(Much and many)

    "There is no guarantee that she will recover. Much depends on how well she responses to treatment."
    Here, maybe "much" will refers to "health" or "well-being". However, I am not sure about it , and "recovery" can't be used here as it is an countable noun.

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    "Not once did I see a tiger in the jungle, although I heard many".

    (Here heard means :to be told about somethings, so here "many" refers to "tigers."I think we could rewrite the sentence, as the following:
    "Not once did I see a tiger in the jungle, although I heard about/of many". )

    Thanks in advanced.
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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Hello all,
    Could you please correct me? I am not sure to which those pronouns refer? (Much and many)

    "There is no guarantee that she will recover. Much depends on how well she responses responds to treatment."
    It refers to the outcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    "Not once did I see a tiger in the jungle, although I heard of/about many being there".
    See above.

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It refers to the outcome.

    Lots of thanks Teecher for answering my questions.

    But 'outcome' is a countable noun.if we wrote 'much outcome' would it be correct?
    I was searching for uncountable noun to be correctly replaced.

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    No, that's not what I said.
    I said it refers to it (not modifies it).
    much = (much of) the outcome

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    No, that's not what I said.
    I said it refers to it (not modifies it).
    much = (much of) the outcome
    If I wanted to use words without of for example (much of outcome) in the sentence, what options except of "outcome" would be appropriate?(much only, not much of

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    If I wanted to use words without "of", for example, "much of outcome" in the sentence, what options except of for "outcome" would be appropriate? (much only, not much of)
    That doesn't make sense, because it does include "of." Give us some sentences to clarify what you mean.

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    "Not once did I see a tiger in the jungle, although I heard many".

    (Here heard means :to be told about somethings, so here "many" refers to "tigers."I think we could rewrite the sentence, as the following:
    "Not once did I see a tiger in the jungle, although I heard about/of many". )
    No. It doesn't mean he heard about tigers. It means he heard tigers. Roars and other noises that the big cats make.

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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No. It doesn't mean he heard about tigers. It means he heard tigers. Roars and other noises that the big cats make.
    Thanks so much.
    It was like the sentence "We heard a lion roar."
    I got it. great help.
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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Give us some sentences to clarify what you mean.
    Much research has been conducted on the effects of diet on health, with many studies focusing on the link between fat intake and
    heart disease. However, much remains to be done.



    I know here "much" is pronoun and it refers to "much research". But I don't know why you use 'much of the outcome" in original example.
    It doesn't make sense to me, as why can't we use ' much well-being',"much health" ?, I mean the use of a word without "of" .
    Do we always have to use "of" + " noun" in those cases?


    or how about the following?
    They always gave us plenty to eat.
    We had
    plenty to talk about.

    "She knows a lot , but she still has plenty to learn."
    It is an interesting city to visit. There is
    plenty to see"
    Here, "plenty" is pronoun. What would be the appropriate word to put after plenty?
    For example: "I have got plenty of time/money..."How about the above examples?

    Are the following nouns correct?

    It is an interesting city to visit. There is plenty of sightseeing to see"
    "She knows a lot , but she still has plenty knowledge/skill to learn."

    Because we use "is" in above sentence with "plenty" and "remains" with much, and "depends" with much. I am sure that we 'll have to use "uncountable" nouns. That is the way that I HAVE learned countable and uncountable nouns.
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    Re: Much depend on how well she responses to treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    But I don't know why you use 'much of the outcome" in original example.
    It's because the first part of that sentence talks about the chances of her recovery.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    It doesn't make sense to me, as why can't we use ' much well-being',"much health"; I mean the use of a word without "of" .
    Do we always have to use "of" + " noun" in those cases?
    I don't know what you mean by "in those cases", but, e.g.,
    Too much sugar is bad for you. [No "of"]

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    or how about the following?
    They always gave us plenty (of food) to eat.
    We had plenty (of topics) to talk about.

    She knows a lot, but she still has plenty (of skills) to learn.
    It is an interesting city to visit. There is plenty (of architecture) to see.
    Here, "plenty" is pronoun.

    What would be the appropriate word to put after plenty?
    You don't need any! I put in those words just to show you what they might be talking about. Otherwise, the broader context will tell you.

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Are the following nouns correct?
    It is an interesting city to visit. There is plenty of sightseeing to see.
    She knows a lot, but she still has plenty knowledge/skill to learn.
    See my corrections, and read my comments.

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