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The sky is very cloudy today vs. The sky is much cloudy today



 
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The sky is very cloudy today vs. The sky is much cloudy today #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:04 am   The sky is very cloudy today vs. The sky is much cloudy today
 

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ESL/EFL Test #44 "Basic Weather Expressions", question 7

The sky is ......... cloudy today.

(a) much
(b) very
(c) many
(d) a lot

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #44 "Basic Weather Expressions", answer 7

The sky is very cloudy today.

Correct answer: (b) very

Your answer was: incorrect
The sky is much cloudy today.
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The sky is very cloudy today vs. The sky is much cloudy today #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:37 am   The sky is very cloudy today vs. The sky is much cloudy today
 

Hi,

It is probably best to look at the alternatives:

Much would be used mainly in the negative form for quantity with uncountable nouns as in: There is not much cloud in the sky. Very would be used to qualify adjectives as in very cloudy. Both many and a lot would be used with countable nouns as in: There are many/a lot of clouds in the sky,

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