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You Don’t Need to Be Shakespeare to Know Where to Put Very Much in Your Sentence

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Kate Ter Haar

I finally managed to fix a mistake that one of my students is making all the time. Yay! Hope it will stick.

Her mistake is she gets the word order wrong in sentences with very much.

She will say this:

My son very much likes to read books.

Well, that’s wonderful, but the sentence should be:

My son likes to read books very much.

The “very much” comes at the end of your sentence, you see.

Here’s another of her famous sentences:

I very much like London.

Or: I very much like visiting London.

These should be: I like London very much.

And the second one: I like visiting London very much.

So again, as you can see, the “very much” comes at the end of the sentence.

Another example:

I very much dislike dirty cups.

Right or wrong?

Wrong. It should be: I dislike dirty cups very much.

One last example before you will be on your own:

I love my mum very much.

Right or wrong?

Right.

You can say very much after thank you, as you know. In that case it doesn’t have to be at the end of the sentence:

Thank you very much for the nice flowers.

Right or wrong?

Right.

And one last thing, in case you were wondering. You can’t say: I very like London.

You have to use very much.

Exercise

Do this exercise online and check your answers here.

Put “very much” in the sentence.

Example:

I enjoyed the movie.

Answer: I enjoyed the movie very much.

1 I love to cook spaghetti.

2 We love dancing.

3 Sasha and Nancy love each other.

4 I need my morning espresso.

5 I admire my manager.

6 I liked the concert.

7 Kim dislikes her bossy colleague.

8 I enjoyed our talk.

9 Thank you for the beautiful present.

10 I miss you.

11 Suzan wants to buy those shoes.

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