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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Qsdfg (U15505464) on Thursday, 14th February 2013

    Dear Teachers,

    Are the both sentences correct?

    It's much appreciated,
    It's very appreciated

    If not, when do we have to use much or very??

    Many thanks for your response,


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    Posted by Vox_Populi (U3226170) on Thursday, 14th February 2013

    "It's much appreciated", OR if you feel you have been really well served, "it's very much appreciated". Just pick one, it's all the same. "it's very appreciated" does not work.

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    Posted by Qsdfg (U15505464) on Thursday, 14th February 2013

    Thanks a lot for your response, it's very much appreciated !



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    Posted by TheParser (U15332113) on Friday, 15th February 2013

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Qsdfg:

    I found some information in a big grammar book used by many teachers. I think that it might interest you:

    1. He is ?very appreciated.
    2. He is very much appreciated.
    3. He is highly appreciated.

    The book uses that question mark in No. 1 because some native speakers accept it, and others do not accept it.


    Whether or not you can use "very" before a past participle depends on whether native speakers accept it as an adjective or not.

    a. For example, many native speakers now accept "I am very pleased" instead of "I am very much pleased."

    When you get time, please google "very much + past participle as adjective."
    You will find very helpful articles.

    Have a nice day!



    That book is A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language by Randolph Quirk and three other scholars.

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