Very much of my time

Ju

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I spent very much of my time to finish the work.

Is the above sentence grammatically correct? Someone said I shouldn't use "Very much of " to describe "time", but I really heard it before.

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bhaisahab

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It's not natural.
 

Skrej

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The negative version is much more natural. "I don't spend very much of my time..."
 

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A more natural version in BrE would be "I spent a lot of [my] time finishing the work".
 
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