A Practical English Grammar by A. J. Thomson

By A. J. Thomson

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But much, in the positive form, has a restricted use. much meaning a lot can modify negative verbs: He doesn't ride much nowadays. In the interrogative much is chiefly used with how. In questions without how, much is possible but a lot is more usual: How much has he ridden? Has he ridden a lot/much? In the affirmative as/so/too + much is possible. Otherwise a lot/ a good deal/a great deal is B A Practical English Grammar 34 C D E 34 A B C D preferable: He shouts so much that... I talk too much.

She speaks French well. She was badly paid. The trip was well organised. badly as an adverb of degree usually comes after the object or before, the verb or past participle: The door needs a coat of paint badly/The door badly needs a coat of paint. He was badly injured in the last match. well (degree) and well (manner) have the same position rules; I'd like the steak well done. He knows the town well. Shake the bottle well. The children were well wrapped up. The meaning of well may depend on its position.

Trees drop their leaves in autumn. Note that the possessive adjective remains the same whether the thing possessed is singular or plural: my glove, my gloves his foot, his feet Possessive adjectives are used with clothes and parts of the body: She changed her shoes. He injured his back. ) To add emphasis, own can be placed after my, your, his etc. and after one's; my own room her own idea own can be an adjective, as above, or a pronoun: a room of one's own Note the expression: I'm on my own = I'm alone.

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