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    I'm very much worried about her/ I'm very much surprised

    Are the following sentences natural with very much? My old course book (written by non-native speakers of English) says they are less common than similar sentences with very.

    1) I'm very much worried about her.
    2) I'm very much surprised.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: I'm very much worried about her/ I'm very much surprised

    They're grammatically correct but the coursebook is absolutely right that they are no longer common. We would omit "much" these days.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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