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Query Details


Query Subject:   question: use of 'much'
Author:   Svalberg, Dr A.M.L.
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   There is a discussion going on among our MA students about the use of
'much'. One person observed:

It seems OK to say something like 'There is much happiness to be found
in living a simple life' but it seems odder to say: "There is much
salt on the floor".

Register and degree of abstractness have been forwarded as
explanations but nobody has been able to come up with a good
description of/ explanation for how 'much' is used. Any ideas?

Agneta

Agneta M-L Svalberg (Dr)
CELTEAL/ School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road
Leicester LE1 7RF
UK20


LL Issue: 15.1352
Date posted: 29-Apr-2004



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