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    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    #1

    a confusing question

    Hi,


    A: Have you completed your expense report?

    B: No, I still need ( ) to finish that.


    a) some time b) much time

    c) many times d) long time


    I know the answer is a) ,but I think b) can be also possible.

    Am I right or wrong? Could you explain that to me?

    Thanks.


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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinkl View Post
    Hi,


    A: Have you completed your expense report?

    B: No, I still need ( ) to finish that.


    a) some time b) much time

    c) many times d) long time


    I know the answer is a) ,but I think b) can be also possible.

    Am I right or wrong? Could you explain that to me?

    Thanks.
    It is unusual to find much in a sentence which is neither negative nor a question.

    For instance, consider these sentences:

    A) How much time do you need to complete your expenses?

    B) I don't need much time; they're nearly done.

    (but not:
    I need much time, they're far from done. X)

    This isn't a very thorourgh explanation, but it offers some basic guidelines to think about.


    • Join Date: Dec 2007
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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    It is unusual to find much in a sentence which is neither negative nor a question.

    For instance, consider these sentences:

    A) How much time do you need to complete your expenses?

    B) I don't need much time; they're nearly done.

    (but not: I need much time, they're far from done. X)

    This isn't a very thorourgh explanation, but it offers some basic guidelines to think about.
    I got it. Thank you very much!

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