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Are all three sentences OK:
I used to go to restaurants a lot.
I used to go to restaurants much.
I used to go to restaurants very much.
 

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navi tasan said:
Are all three sentences OK:
I used to go to restaurants a lot.
I used to go to restaurants much.
I used to go to restaurants very much.

The first one is fine. However, much doesn't work very well there. Instead, say:
  • I used to go to restaurants quite often.
Or:
  • I used to go to restaurants quite frequently.
We don't usually use much as an adverb of frequency. However, you can say, "I don't do that very much anymore."

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Much is rarely used in the positive. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Much is rarely used in the positive. ;-)

Sometimes it must be used in formal English, because "a lot of" just doesn't cut it. :wink:
 

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I don't use much much, but I use a lot a lot.

(I had to do it. How many chances was I going to get to say that?)

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RonBee said:
I don't use much much, but I use a lot a lot.

(I had to do it. How many chances was I going to get to say that?)

:wink:

:lol:
 

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MikeNewYork said:
tdol said:
Much is rarely used in the positive. ;-)

Sometimes it must be used in formal English, because "a lot of" just doesn't cut it. :wink:

It is possible,though I'd use an alternative where I could.;-)
 

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tdol said:
MikeNewYork said:
tdol said:
Much is rarely used in the positive. ;-)

Sometimes it must be used in formal English, because "a lot of" just doesn't cut it. :wink:

It is possible,though I'd use an alternative where I could.;-)

That displays much wisdom. :wink:
 

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Great wisdom? ;-)
 

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In "much wisdom", "much" is an adjective. In "I don't go there much." it is an adverb.
 

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navi tasan said:
In "much wisdom", "much" is an adjective. In "I don't go there much." it is an adverb.

That's true. :wink:
 
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