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4 Oct 2020 — Much too

 

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Northern California sky during wildfires, Sept. 2020.

There's much too much smoke in the sky. We've had all the windows closed for much too many days now.

 

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There's much too much smoke in the sky. We've had all the windows closed for much too many days now.

2.

There's rather too much smoke in the sky. We've had all the windows closed for rather too many days now.

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There's far too much smoke in the sky. We've had all the windows closed for far too many days now.

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There's totally too much smoke in the sky. We've had all the windows closed for totally too many days now.

 

GLOSSARY

  • far / way (Adv) – much, a greater degree of; (word choice varies with dialects.)
  • count nouns — in grammar, a count noun is a unit, an item in a group that can be counted. A number can be placed before it: three dollars.  It can take the plural form. Most count nouns belong to a collective group which is not countable. See Count / Noncount Nouns.
  • noncount noun — in grammar, a noncount noun is a group, mass or collective noun. It is not countable because it is too small, a particle, liquid, gas, concept or activity. A collective noun has no plural form. (A dollar is a unit within the group: money.) See Count / Noncount Nouns
  • degree adverb — in grammar, a degree adverb is used to modify the intensity of an adjective, adverb, verb or prepositional phrase. See Adverbs for Degree.

SOURCE

Corpus of Contemporary American English. www.english-corpora.org/coca/.

 

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  • "Northern California Wildfire Smoke." By J. Sevastopoulos. 9 Sep. 2020.