[Vocabulary] that is not much of a problem

yi-ing

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I can still remember vividly that I was stung by a bee when I was about fourteen. For most people that is not much of a problem,although it hurts a lot.

Source: Cambridge IELTS Grammar

Why do the author use "much of a problem" instead of "much problem"? What is the difference between them?
 

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Why does the author use "much of a problem" instead of "much problem"? What is the difference between them?
' not much of a problem' means 'not a big problem'.

'... not much problem' is ungrammatical.
 
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