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    Post Using 'not much' or 'not a lot of'?

    'How much butter do you need?'
    1. 'I don't need much butter,'
    2. 'I don't need a lot of butter.'

    Which way do we usually say? No.1 or No.2?

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    Re: Using 'not much' or 'not a lot of'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    'How much butter do you need?'
    1. 'I don't need much butter,'
    2. 'I don't need a lot of butter.'

    Which way do we usually say? No.1 or No.2?
    Normally, you'd say Sentence #1.

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    Re: Using 'not much' or 'not a lot of'?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Normally, you'd say Sentence #1.
    can you explain more? why?

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    Re: Using 'not much' or 'not a lot of'?

    Quote Originally Posted by karateka_girls View Post
    can you explain more? why?
    A lot of is normally used in positive sentences, while much and many can go with both positive and negative sentences.

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