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an urgent question???


an urgent question???
Hello dear colleagues,
Is the following sentence correct?
To keep fit, you must drink much water.
In other words, is the quantifier  much used in an affirmative sentence?
Thanks in advance for help

15 Mar 2010      

Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Yes, it �s correct. Instead you can also use - �a lot of � water. 

15 Mar 2010     


Thanks dear kate. Have a nice day.

15 Mar 2010     

United Kingdom

yes you can use "much water", but a better phrase would be;
To help youkeep fit, you should drink plenty of water.

15 Mar 2010     


Thanks a lot fghanna for making the sentence sound better.

15 Mar 2010     


We don �t generally use much in affirmative sentences except in very formal English or connected to speech so �much water � isn �t really correct.

We might say �There has been much discussion of late as to the validity of his claims �
or �much has been said but very little has been done. �

Hope that helps

15 Mar 2010