Talk:much

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Much = Noun[edit]

f Isn't "much" a somewhat archaic noun too, as in "where much is given much is required"? Jonathan W 14:47, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

That sense might be included in the "Determiner" meanings, but I don't understand that category well enough to tell. I added the Noun. Determiner may make sense to younger generations if they are taught it in school. It is very popular among language professionals. DCDuring TALK 00:09, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

that other use...[edit]

How would one describe that other use of much, as in, "Why is that celebrity always doing product endorsement ads on TV? Desperate much?" Tooironic 22:34, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

It looks parallel to "Drink much?" and similar expressions. In those cases it is usually the "pronoun" sense, thought sometimes it seems more like an adverb. Used with an adjective, as in "Drunk much?", much would seem to mean "often" or "frequently". But that meaning doesn't seem to apply very exactly. The expression you offer is not something I would expect to hear from the older half (2/3 ?) of the population. I would expect some of the older ones to say "Desperate or what?" for the same general meaning. DCDuring TALK 00:53, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Obsolete sense[edit]

The obsolete sense of "large" or "great" is still preserved in the place name w:Much Wenlock. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 04:28, 7 November 2014 (UTC)