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    Too much ... Much too...

    1) MUCH  indicates a big quantity of an uncountable substance or element  (one that you can't count).

    ex: There's so much snow on the roads at present...




    - If the quantity becomes too big, much is preceded by TOO : TOO MUCH + uncountable noun = an excessive quantity

    ex: There has been too much rain and the lakes are very high ... 

    not much + uncountable noun = a little quantity

    ex: Surprisingly, there wasn't much traffic when we arrived. 


    2) Another construction describing an excessive quantity is less frequent and is built with an adjective: =  MUCH TOO + ADJECTIVE

    ex: This car is much too expensive for me to buy… 

    ex: This case is much too heavy : you can't carry it! 


    In this construction, ‘MUCH’  has here the function of  ‘increasing’, amplifying the adverb ‘too';   it is equivalent to ‘far too heavy’.

    - There is even a 'funny' expression : ‘much too much’. It describes a real excess or exaggeration !

    ex: He’s eaten much too much today… He’d better start a diet!




    Easy, isn't it?  In the following exercise, you will have to choose between TOO MUCH and MUCH TOO! A real gift to you!           


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    1. Your sister's clever to make this mistake twice.

    2. Tom's shy! He'll never speak in front of so many people ...

    3. I think there's snow on the roads to let the family go now.

    4. There we are again ! You've had chocolate again and now you're feeling sick!

    5. You must be kidding! This car is expensive for me just to look at it, let alone buy it!

    6. These schoolboys are lazy to volunteer for extra work for the community.

    7. Sheila is fluent in French to take an 'Intermediate Course'... She must follow the 'Advanced Course'.

    8. No, Sam ! I won't take it, I won't! There's far money for me to accept it.

    9. Look at this poor kid! He's had computer time and is exhausted!

    10. I haven't had sleep recently ... I'd need a good night's rest !

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