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Are you watching TV too much?
Are you watching too much TV?

I don't think the two sentences aim to mean the same things. What do you think? It's interesting in the second sentence to see "too much" modifying a count-noun,"TV", but somehow that's the one that sounds more natural.
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KilimanjaroAre you watching TV too much?
Are you watching too much TV?

I don't think the two sentences aim to mean the same things. What do you think? It's interesting in the second sentence to see "too much" modifying a count-noun,"TV", but somehow that's the one that sounds more natural.

Yes, why does "too much" modify a count-noun "TV"?
I think the explanation lies in the fact that much can be both adverb (1st) and adjective (2nd).
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Thank you, Marius.

I think a rule is that too much when used as an adjective can only modify uncountable nouns. Is TV here an uncountable noun or a countable noun?

watching too much TV
Hi,

I checked a dictionary and it noted that TV is a variable noun, so my guess is that too much is used to refer to that word in general (as an uncountable noun), not a type (as a countable noun?).
TV seems to me uncountable here.
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In 'watching too much TV', the word 'TV' is used as an uncountable noun.
Is it better to say, 'Are you watching TV too often'?
Yoong LiatIs it better to say, 'Are you watching TV too often'?
They're different:

often: frequency
much: amount, volume, total time
of watching

Both OK.
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