English version

not ... much

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot ... muchnot ... mucha) LITTLE/NOT MUCHonly a little or hardly at all ‘Did you enjoy it?’ ‘No, not much.’ She isn’t much younger than me. Tony hasn’t changed much in the last ten years. b) LITTLE/NOT VERYused to say that something does not often happen We don’t go to the theatre much anymore. Kids don’t play outside as much as they used to. little3(2) much
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not ... muchPlaces had not changed much and the family still lived at Temple Stephen in Derbyshire.The problem was, there was not much follow-up.Not much happens in the novel.The U.S. industry survey did not estimate how much of the drugs it classified as therapeutic were given to healthy animals.Today, there is a reluctance to prosecute young men who are not much older than the girl herself.It is an option that is not very often used, either through choice or simply because it is not much publicised.First, it is apparent that illiterates will not have much success in giving written answers to a printed questionnaire.Purdue has not had much success in the postseason, its final eight finish in 1994 being its best in some time.
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