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It's a small car that doesn't use much fuel.
I don't pretend to know much about art.
It wouldn't cost very much to have your old bike repaired.
Much of the evidence was gathered in 1991.
We can't talk here. There's too much noise.
He spent so much time with Claudia, it seemed as if they were never apart.
Richard's much happier now that he's got a permanent job.
He had married a woman very much younger than himself.
I can't walk much further.
Advisers were urging the President to act much more aggressively.
Last year BP achieved much improved results.
I got lots of lovely presents, but yours was much the nicest.
If I'm going to a club, I wear much the same as I wear for work.
The interior of the house was much like the outside – ugly and dilapidated.
She looks very much like her mother.
The trial proceeded pretty much as he expected it would.
Do you travel much?
People here don't use public transport very much.
The trouble with Jean is she talks too much.
Aunt Edie laughed so much that her sides ached.
I won't be running about as much as I usually do.
It's amazing how much things have changed since we first came to live here.
We don't see much of Peter these days.
He doesn't seem to care much about the children's education.
It's obvious that they love each other very much.
We are very much aware of all the risks involved in genetic engineering.
I thought New York was expensive, but it costs just as much to live here in Paris.
Why are you complaining? You have as much as Sharon.
We didn't spend as much time at the museum as I had hoped.
We've already collected £16,000, but we need to raise as much again to pay for all the equipment.
The United States uses twice as much energy as the whole of Europe.
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