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much

adjective, adverb  /mʌtʃ/ ( comparative more  /mɔr, moʊr/, superlative most  /moʊst/) us  

much adjective, adverb (GREAT)

great in amount, degree, or range: Mark’s got too much work to do. I don’t have much money to spend. Jody doesn’t eat very much. It doesn’t matter that much to me whether we go or not. Thank you so/very much. She doesn’t go out much (= often). He’s feeling much better/worse (= a lot better or worse). Rita would much rather have her baby at home than in a hospital (= She would greatly prefer it). Note: Much is used with singular, uncountable nouns.

much

noun [U]  /mʌtʃ/ us  

much noun [U] (AMOUNT)

an amount or degree of something: How much sugar do you take in your coffee? Do these shoes cost much?

much

adverb  /mʌtʃ/ ( comparative more  /mɔr, moʊr/, superlative most  /moʊst/) us  

much adverb (NEARLY)

nearly; approximately: The two schools are much the same. She is so much like her mother.

much

pronoun, noun [U]  /mʌtʃ/ us  

much pronoun, noun [U] (GREAT)

a great amount, degree, or range: There’s not much to do around here. He’s still recovering, and sleeps much of the time.
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