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Definición de “much” en inglés

much

determiner     /mʌtʃ/ (more, most)
A1 a large amount or to a large degree: I don't earn much money. You haven't said much, Joan - what do you think? I like her very much. I don't think there's much to be gained by catching an earlier train. The children never eat (very) much, but they seem quite healthy. "Is there any wine left?" "Not much." There's not/nothing much to do around here. How much (= what amount of) sugar do you take in your coffee? How much do these shoes cost? I spend too much on clothes. I don't have as much time as (= I have less time than) I would like for visiting my friends. Because of the rain, we weren't able to spend much of the day on the beach. Have you seen/heard much of Polly (= often seen or heard about her) recently? I'd very much like to visit them sometime. One day I hope I'll be able to do as much (= the same amount) for you as you've done for me. Things around here are much as always/usual/ever (= have not changed a lot). The two schools are much the same (= very similar). Much to our surprise, (= we were very surprised that) they accepted our offer. I'm not much good at knitting (= do not do it very well). This is a much (= often) discussed issue. Brian's become a much (= greatly) changed person since his car accident. I've been feeling much healthier (= a lot more healthy) since I became a vegetarian. The repairs to our car cost much more than we were expecting. I'm very much aware of the problem. She's much the best person for the job (= she is certainly better than everyone else). I would much rather have my baby at home than in hospital. She is as much a friend to me as a mother (= although she is my mother, she is also a friend).Large in number or quantity informal humorous used at the end of a sentence to emphasize what you have just said: When he saw all the food on my plate, he said "Hungry much?"Denying and contradicting much too much a far larger amount of something than you want or need: You've drunk much too much to drive.Large in number or quantity too much A2 more than someone can deal with: I can't take care of six children at my age - it's too much.Too much and unnecessary a bit much unreasonable and unfair: I think it's a bit much for you to expect me to do all the cleaning. And you had to work till eight? That's a bit much!Justice and fairness Gramática:Much, many, a lot of, lots of: quantifiersWe use the quantifiers much, many, a lot of, lots of to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. We can use them with a noun (as a determiner) or without a noun (as a pronoun).See moreGramática:Much, many with a nounWe use much with singular uncountable nouns and many with plural nouns:See moreGramática:A lot of, lots of with a nounWe use a lot of and lots of in informal styles. Lots of is more informal than a lot of. A lot of and lots of can both be used with plural countable nouns and with singular uncountable nouns for affirmatives, negatives, and questions:See moreGramática:Much, many, a lot of, lots of: negative questionsWhen we use much and many in negative questions, we are usually expecting that a large quantity of something isn’t there. When we use a lot of and lots of in negative questions, we are usually expecting a large quantity of something.See moreGramática:Much, many, a lot, lots: without a nounWe usually leave out the noun after much, many and a lot, lots when the noun is obvious:See moreGramática:Much with comparative adjectives and adverbs: much older, much fasterWe can use much before comparative adjectives and adverbs to make a stronger comparison:See moreGramática:Too much, too many and so much, so manySee moreGramática:As much as, as many asWhen we want to make comparisons connected with quantity, we use as much as and as many as:See moreGramática:Much, many and a lot of, lots of: typical errorsSee moreGramática:Much, a lot, lots, a good deal: adverbsWe use much, a lot, lots and a good deal as adverbs to refer to frequency, quantity and degree.See moreGramática:MuchWe use much in questions and negative clauses to talk about degrees of something. We put it in end position:See moreGramática:A lot, a good deal and a great dealWe can use a lot, a good deal and a great deal as adverbs of frequency, quantity or degree:See more
(Definition of much determiner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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