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    Do they have much/a lot in common?

    I know that much is normally used in questions (and negatives). Is there any difference in meaning between the following questions? Are they both grammatically correct?
    1) Do they have much in common?
    2) Do they have a lot in common?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Do they have much/a lot in common?

    They are both correct and they mean more or less the same.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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