Use of Very, Much and Too with Examples

We have already done the Definition, Type and some Usage of Adverbs in our previous article. Now we shall do the use of some more important Adverbs like Very, Much and Too.

Use of Very –

Rule No 1. Very is used in the sense of much with the positive degree of Adjective to express good or bad qualities. e.g.

Rudra is very handsome.

Kinjal is very beautiful like her mother.

Rule No 2 – The + very + superlative degree

Sachin Tendulkar is the very best player.

Rule No 3 – Very is also used before Present Participle. e.g

This is a very interesting novel.

Rule No 4 – When Past Participle is used as Gradable Adjective, we use very before it. e.g.

They looked very surprised to see us.

Use of Much –

Rule No 1.  Much is used in the sense of more than enough before the comparative degree of Adjective. e.g.

Jessie is much more beautiful than Sophia.

Rule No 2. The Structure – Much + the + very is used. e.g.

John is much the tallest boy of our class.

Rule No. 3- Much is used before the Past Participle. e.g.

I am much annoyed at his behaviour.

Rule No 4 – Much can be preceded by very –

They love their children very much.

Use of Too Much –

Too much is used before noun because much is an adjective.

We have too much difficulty in solving this problem.

Use of Much Too –

Much too is used before an adjective as too is an adverb.

She is much too jealous.

Use of Too –

Too also means very but it is used in a bad / undesirable sense only.

John is too tall. ( means awkwardly tall, not in a good sense )

John is very tall. ( a quality )

Use of Only Too –

It means very. It is used for both good and bad things.

Katrina is only too beautiful.

The children are only too sad.

Use of None Too

It means not very. It is also used in the sense of good or bad.

They are none too good or bad.

Updated: December 29, 2015 — 10:05 pm

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