question: use of 'much'
|Author:||Svalberg, Dr A.M.L.|
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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 M-L Svalberg (Dr)
CELTEAL/ School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road
Leicester LE1 7RF