much

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much is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
much

Pronunciation[change]

Determiner[change]

Determiner
much

Comparative
more

Superlative
most

  1. (indefinite) (singular) (non-count) Much is a lot of; a large amount of; a high degree
    I don't have much money.
    I don't like the cider very much.
    I know how much he loves everybody in the house.
    You're not much better than he is.
    She was much more fun after a few drinks.
    This is almost as much fun as last week.
    We bought another one, but the cost was much greater.
    I don't think it matters much what you study.
    Thank you very much!
    Much attention has been given to the question of where the money should go.
    He's very much the Englishman.

Usage[change]

Much can modify verbs, but only in passive voice:

  • It was much improved after five days.
  • The teacher was much criticized by the students.
  • This type was much used before World War II.