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Postby darekmitchell » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:56 pm

please advise,

I am currently struggling with the explanation of how we use the word "much" My students understand the countable and uncountable part quite well, the problem is they can't grasp the habit of modifiers such as: too, as, very, so, etc..
Examples: "...books can give me much knowledge." OR "....can earn me much money."

I tell them that we must use these modifiers-so,too,very- to explain 'how much' when stative
and
use-as- to explain as a comparitive.
Of course their next question is, "Why?"

How can I explain when we use "a lot of/lots of" to easily replace "much" and why we add the modifiers mentioned above?

Trouble in China,
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Re: much knowledge and much money

Postby Tukanja » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Months passed, nobody's answered the question. Let me try in short.

a lot (s) of ~ informal for very much, very often, so many, a large amount of something or large number of countable things.

the lot ~ informal for every thing or every person.

I like the lot of you there.
Lotta fun!
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Re: much knowledge and much money

Postby darekmitchell » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:11 pm

Thanks for your time Tuknaja
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