I wonder if "Thank you much." sounds OK or not.
I've heard "Thank you." "Thank you very much." but "Thank you much."
Does "much" following "Thank you" goes without "very"?
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I would appreciate if you could explain why "Thank you much." is not correct English.
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"much" is not correct English in "Thank you much" because "much", used by itself as an adverb of degree, is restricted to non-assertive contexts. In assertive contexts it must be accompanied by "very", forming "very much".
Therefore, in these assertions (with the usual meaning of '*' = not correct):
*They love each other much.
*I admire his work much.
They love each other very much.
I admire his work very much.
They don't love each other much.
I don't admire his work much.
Do they love each other much?
Do you admire his work much?
(Non-assertions may add "very", optionally, and often do.)
How about the sentence, "I much admire his work." Is it correct English or not?
It is wrong. "I much admire his work" is wrong. much has to be preceeded by very. The reason being the same... adverb of degree in an assertive sentence...And the sentence has to be " I admire his work very much". "I very much admire his work" is also wrong.
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