very, much, very much

・"very"は形容詞の原級を修飾する。
・"much"は形容詞の比較級を修飾する。

[正]The lake was very beautiful.
[誤]The lake was much beautiful.
[正]The lake was much more beautiful.

・"much"が動詞を修飾するとき、否定文においては単独で使うことができるが、肯定文や疑問文では"very much"や"how much"のように修飾する副詞を必要とする。

[正]I don't smoke much.
[正]I don't smoke very much.
[誤]I smoke much.
[正]I smoke very much.

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