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State + much/some/etc. of + Noun (Владимир vs Алеша)

I don't like milk. → I am not much of a milk admirer.

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Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/05 07:07

I don't like to take pictures.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/07 20:53

I'm not much of a picture taker.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/07 23:13

“Owls” don't like to get up early

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/09 13:32, 2017/04/09 13:33

“Owls” are not much of early risers.
He dislikes meat.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/09 21:52

He's not much of a meat eater.

Children don't like being told “not allowed!”

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/14 13:20, 2017/05/28 17:00

Children are little of “not allowed” fonders.
Alex doesn't like {it} when he is told “stop drinking”.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/14 18:24, 2017/06/28 01:45

Alex isn't much of a “stop drinking” suitor (stop-drinking-advice listener)

Princess doesn't like anybody except herself

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/16 12:55, 2017/05/28 17:00

The princess is none of anybody's lover.
The prince likes nobody but the pea under the mattress.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/16 20:24, 2017/06/28 01:50

The princess is none of anybody's lover (anyone's love giver) except the pea under the mattress.
The daughter doesn't like mother's lover

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/04/23 19:07, 2017/04/23 19:09

The daughter isn't much of a mother's lover exciter.
I adore boxing.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/08 23:43

I'm much of a boxing adorer.

I like to dream of diving in the Red Sea.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/09 06:40, 2017/05/09 06:44

I'm much of a Red Sea diving dreamer.

Don't you like to chat with your friends on the skype?

AlexAlex, 2017/05/10 00:07, 2017/05/10 00:30

Are you much of a skype chatting with your friends fonder?

I used to like sports much more than I do now.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/10 09:05, 2017/05/10 09:06

I used to be much more of a sports fonder than I am now.

Did you use to like riding a bicycle?

AlexAlex, 2017/05/10 22:17

Did you use to be much of a bicycle riding fonder?

There are many people who has never been loved.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/13 08:13, 2017/05/13 08:13

I can not see how the speech pattern can be used here. What is your transformation?

AlexAlex, 2017/05/13 10:34, 2017/06/28 01:50

I thought it was possible to transform in that way: There are many people whom no one has ever been much of a lover (much of a love giver).

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/19 20:07, 2017/05/19 20:08

I see. But I not sure that it is correct to clash the verb love and the speech pattern that has the same meaning.
I do not find going to the cinema interesting for me.

AlexAlex, 2017/05/25 16:42, 2017/06/28 01:51

I'm not much of a movie-at-the-cinema watcher (cinema movies watcher).
I love him more than I hate him.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2017/05/26 19:31, 2017/05/28 17:03

I am rather much of an admirer of him than {a} hater of him.

speechpatterns/blog/2017-04-05-064729.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/27 17:03 by schyuri

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