1. He is much loved.

2. He is much interesting.

3. Your thoughts were much appreciated.

4. This is a much needed development.

5. His face is much red.

6. It was a very stimulating discussion.

7. It was a much stimulating discussion.

If 1, 3, 4, 6, why not 2, 5, 7?

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Hello Everyone,

For much more on much, see Section 2 of Corpus Study of Negative Polarity Items at http://www.let.rug.nl/~hoeksema/docs/barcelona.html
Hello Everyone,

For much more on much, see Corpus Study of Negative Polarity Items at:

(If this is a double post, it's because I forgot to log in for the first one.)
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Hello rvw :)
I was at a loss few hours ago, but you give us a right orientation, at least I was delighted at your reference. Seems quite interesting.

I'll take a closer look later, and join in your discussions.

See you,
Hello paco!
I got your message a few hours ago. Since then I've been thinking about your travel around Europe! About a life in Sweden!

I felt you of the almost same generation as I am. I guess at your time it should have been quite difficult to study in a college, needless to say about traveling abroad.

I'd like to hear more, when this discussion would in recess.
See you,
From rvw's reference (I didn't know this):

The determiner 'much' in the partitive construction 'much of a':

(7a) Fred is not much of a hero.
(7b) John did not stand much of a chance.

Notice that omission of 'not' in these sentences leads to illformedness. (i.e. this use of 'much' is polarity sensitive.)

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Hello Roro

Are you saying we are the same generation? If so, you must be quite young. Emotion: wink

Yes, you are right. At that time, few Japanese traveled in Europe. I met only a dozen of Japanese travelers during my one year's stay in Europe. It was the time when no Toyota car run in Europe. For most of the Europeans whom I met I was the first Japanese they met, and they didn't know even where Japan is. The question people most frequently asked me in Sweden was if I was an Eskimo. But I think this rareness of Japanese travelers was rather lucky to me because many people got much interested in me and some of them kindly invited me to their home.
Hello paco!

... wonderful! ... You have a lot of memories, don't you ... wow! ...
At first I thought you were one of backpackers. But now I'm afraid I'm wrong..??  You simply got a chance and traveled around Europe, working? and at the same time studying...!

 (What a change! ha-ha!)
Did you travel alone? By the way I love travel alone. Because then I cannot put the responsibility of troubles (which I frequentry come upon) on others. It's good for mental health.
I've experienced white nights only a few days, by the way.

Yes, I envy you, you're lucky! What impression did you get? Did you have any troubles? I'm looking forward to talking with you, I'll be glad if you drop me a few lines when you have time. How interesting.

Do you want visit again those towns you've been? I guess you have quite a few of such precious places.

More later, paco!
Hello Roro again

Yes basically I was traveling alone. But actually I made friends with guys my age from other countries, who were staying in the same youth hostel and sometimes I traveled with them. In North Italy with a German guy, and in South France with an American couple, and in Spain with another German guy.

Troubles? Not so many. The most serious incident I experienced during the travel was that I overslept in a hotel in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) on the way for Europe. I came from Moscow and got into the hotel very late (about 11:00 PM). I was scheduled to take a train for Helsinki at 8:00 AM next morning. But actually I woke up in the hotel room at 9:00 AM! I missed the only one train for Helsinki and I had no money to stay any extra night in Leningrad! I was in a real panic for a while. I expected even I might be sent to Siberia as a prisoner! But luckily, I noticed that the hotel people in Moscow had forgotten collecting my hotel coupons (as you know, at that time Russia was a Communist country and any foreign traveler must purchase traveling coupons for everything before they entered the country). That is, I had coupons to stay three nights more in the expensive hotel in Leningrad, and I actually stayed there three nights more for free! I didn't like Communism but at least at that moment I really loved the bureaucratic hotel system of Soviet Russia.

By the way I revisited Sweden several years ago with my family. Stockholm was as lovely as ever. Rumbling around in Gamlastan (Old Town), I got a little sentimental with the remembrance of the hunger I had experienced on the first visit there.
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Hello paco!
So you were a backpacker, kind of! (Me too, for a short-term, though!)
Wonderful {!!}

Ha-ha, you were lucky indeed, reading that part, that is {I expected even I might be sent to Siberia as a prisoner}, I felt a cold shiver ran down my spine. Every unexpectable thing was possible then!! You're really lucky, seems you have a lot of nerve! I imagined you as a more serious person. Have to see you in a NEW LIGHT! with an adventurous spirit!

I have travelled basically slavic countries, not so many. Never been to Italy nor France. It's really wonderful; you felt directly the atmosphere of Europe and USSR.

Rumbling around in Gamlastan (Old Town), I got a little sentimental with the remembrance of the hunger I had experienced on the first visit there.
..... :)....
The more you curtailed your expenses, the longer you could travel, right? I know...!

Well, you should re-visit Sweden! To see auroras.

Talk with you soon. See you,

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