much


much
a (more, most) много (1). Much употребляется с неисчисляемыми существительными:

much time (water) — много времени (воды);

how much (time, water) — сколько времени (воды).

(2). Русскому словосочетанию вдвое больше соответствует в английском языке twice as much, вдвое меньше — half as much. (3). Прилагательное much обычно употребляется в отрицательных предложениях, где оно соответствует русскому мало, редко:

I don't eat much — Я мало ем.

I don't see him much — Я его редко вижу.

В утвердительных предложениях, особенно с подлежащим в первом лице, much обычно заменяется на a lot of, plenty of. Much в утвердительных предложениях используется в конструкциях типа:

Much of the time was spent on preparations — Большая часть времени была потрачена на подготовку.

Much обычно употребляется со словами very, so, too, how.

Too much time was spent on taking him home — Слишком много времени ушло на то, чтобы доставить его домой.

(4). See lot, n (1). (5). See many, a.

English-Russian word troubles. 2014.

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  • much — [ mʌtʃ ] (comparative more [ mɔr ] ; superlative most [ moust ] ) function word, quantifier *** Much can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): There isn t much time left. How much money do you have? as… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • much — For the complementary uses of much and very, see very. very, much 1. The uses of very and much as intensifying adverbs are for the most part complementary. Very qualifies adjectives and adverbs (very large / very slowly), whereas much qualifies… …   Modern English usage

  • much — /much/, adj., more, most, n., adv., more, most. adj. 1. great in quantity, measure, or degree: too much cake. n. 2. a great quantity, measure, or degree: Much of his research was unreliable. 3. a great, important, or notable thing or matter: The… …   Universalium

  • much — [much] adj. more, most [ME muche < muchel, large, much < OE mycel, large in size or quantity < IE base * meĝ(h) , large > Gr megas, L magnus] 1. Obs. many in number 2. great in quantity, amount, degree, etc. adv. more, most …   English World dictionary

  • Much — may refer to: MuchMusic, a cable network in Canada, and its domestic and international spin offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller s Son, one of Robin Hood s Merry Men from the earliest tales Place name… …   Wikipedia

  • much — ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN (more, most) 1) a large amount. 2) indicating that someone or something is a poor specimen: I m not much of a gardener. ► ADVERB 1) to a great extent; a great deal. 2) for a large part of one s time; often …   English terms dictionary

  • Much — Much, adv. [Cf. Icel. mj[ o]k. See {Much}, a.] To a great degree or extent; greatly; abundantly; far; nearly. Much suffering heroes. Pope. [1913 Webster] Thou art much mightier than we. Gen. xxvi. 16. [1913 Webster] Excellent speech becometh not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Much — Much …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Much — (m[u^]ch), a. [Compar. & superl. wanting, but supplied by {More} (m[=o]r), and {Most} (m[=o]st), from another root.] [OE. moche, muche, miche, prob. the same as mochel, muchel, michel, mikel, fr. AS. micel, mycel; cf. Gr. me gas, fem. mega lh,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Much — Much, n. 1. A great quantity; a great deal; also, an indefinite quantity; as, you have as much as I. [1913 Webster] He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex. xvi. 18. [1913 Webster] Note: Muchin this sense can be regarded as an adjective… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • much — [adj] plenty abundant, adequate, a lot of*, ample, complete, considerable, copious, countless, endless, enough, everywhere, extravagant, full, galore, generous, great, heaps*, immeasurable, jam packed*, lavish, loads*, lotsa*, many, mega*, mucho* …   New thesaurus

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