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How/ How much! #1 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2011 16:10 pm   How/ How much!
 

Which of the following sentences is correct and why?

1) Don't you know how much I am bad at making stories?
2) Don't you know how I am bad at making stories?

Thanks in advance!

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How/ How much! #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2011 16:41 pm   How/ How much!
 

Neither of those is correct. I suggest:
Don't you know how bad I am at making up stories?
(I'd prefer the word 'poor' to 'bad' though.)
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How/ How much! #3 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2011 18:20 pm   How/ How much!
 

Thanks. But can I write "Don't you know how much poor I am at making up stories?"
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How/ How much! #4 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2011 21:56 pm   How/ How much!
 

No. You would have to remove the word 'much'.
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How/ How much! #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 29, 2011 13:47 pm   How/ How much!
 

Thanks. But I want to express that not only bad I am too much bad at making up stories so can I write:

1) Don't you know how very bad I am at making up stories? or
2) Don't you know how worst I am at making up stories?
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How/ How much! #6 (permalink) Mon Aug 29, 2011 16:18 pm   How/ How much!
 

The first is acceptable. The second is incorrect.
You could also say:
Don't you know that I am the worst person in the world at making up stories?
Don't you know how extremely poor I am at making up stories?
Don't you know how incredibly awful I am at making up stories?
Don't you know how absolutely atrocious I am at making up stories?
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How/ How much! #7 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 13:47 pm   How/ How much!
 

OMG! Thanks :)
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How/ How much! #8 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:39 am   How/ How much!
 

Don't you know that I am the worst person in the world at making up stories?
Can i use in instead of at
Don't you know that I am the worst person in the world in making up stories?
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How/ How much! #9 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 18:07 pm   How/ How much!
 

Yes, you could use 'in', though 'at' is more natural.
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How/ How much! #10 (permalink) Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:45 am   How/ How much!
 

Thanks
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