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  1. english001's Avatar

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    Question Which one??

    Is it right to ask,

    1. Which of these will cost you MUCH money?

    2. Which of these will cost you A LOT of money?

    Which one is appropriate to use MUCH or A LOT OF???



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    Re: Which one??

    Both are correct but the second is much more likely to be said.

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    Re: Which one??

    Quote Originally Posted by english001 View Post
    Is it right to ask,

    1. Which of these will cost you MUCH money?

    2. Which of these will cost you A LOT of money?

    Which one is appropriate to use MUCH or A LOT OF???



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    I'd use much.

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    Re: Which one??

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I'd use much.
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    Yeah, I'm with you. "Much" is more formal than "a lot of", although their meaning is just the same.

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    Re: Which one??

    english001, there's a similar discussion here, Much or A Lot.

    Negative
    1. Which of these won't cost you MUCH money?

    Affirmative
    2. Which of these will cost you A LOT of money?

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    Re: Which one??

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    english001, there's a similar discussion here, Much or A Lot.

    Negative
    1. Which of these won't cost you MUCH money?

    Affirmative
    2. Which of these will cost you A LOT of money?
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    But some grammar books tell us that:
    (1) "a lot of" is used in positive statements; whereas
    (2) "much" is used in negative statements and questions.

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    Re: Which one??

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Disclaimer: I am not a teacher.
    But some grammar books tell us that:
    (1) "a lot of" is used in positive statements; whereas
    (2) "much" is used in negative statements and questions.
    I am with you.

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    Re: Which one??

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    But some grammar books tell us that:
    (2) "much" is used in negative statements and questions.
    True, but much isn't part of the question here:

    Ex: Which one will cost me much money?
    It is here:

    Ex: How much money will it cost me?
    Synonyms
    Which one will cost you more money?
    Which one will cost you a lot of money?
    Which one will cost you much money? <awkward>

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