Jan. 23, 2019

Sentence 023 Let the cat out of the bag.

023 Many more people have come to the exhibition.

023 Many people have come to see the exhibition.

023 More beer has been sold in this beerfest.

023 More people have come to see the exhibition.

023 Much beer has been sold in this beerfest.

023 Much more beer has been sold in this beerfest.

023 The first pint is free for women.

023 You can bring your child under 10 free.

Leslie: There are two hard-sell Ads and two times three Reports here.

 We can take the Ads as Causes, and the info in the Reports as the Effects.

The Riports focus on ’Much’, ’More’ and ’Many’.

Please match them together and pick them up in the order of intensity, from the less intensive towards the more intensive.

Mary Z: I’m a woman and I like beer, so I choose the ad about beer. It is ’The first pint is free for women.’ For me, the least intensive match is ’Much beer has been sold in this beerfest.’

L: I guess you are right. This Report shows a growing quantity but it doesn’t show a positive trend.

MZ: ’Much’ is an Adjective and it modifies the Uncountable Noun  ’beer’.

L: What comes next?

MZ: ’More beer has been sold in this beerfest.’ ’More’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’beer’.

Here, the situation is different: the Report doesn’t show a growing quantity but is shows a positive trend.

’More’ is not necessarily ’much’.

L: The last of the triplet must be the most intensive.

MZ: ’Much more beer has been sold in this beerfest.’

This is the positive combination of the first two.

L: ’More’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’beer’; ’Much’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’more’.

The Report shows both a growing quantity and a positive trend.

The second Ad is ’You can bring your child under 10 free.’

MZ: I think that it follows the same pattern, so the first and least optimistic Report is ’Many people have come to see the exhibition.’

’Many’ is an Adjective and it modifies the Plural Noun ’People’. It shows a growing number but it doesn’t show a positive trend.

The next one is ’More people have come to see the exhibition.’

’More’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’people’.

The Report doesn’t show a growing number but it shows a positive trend.

’More’ is not necessarily ’many’.

The last of the three is ’Many more people have come to see the exhibition.’

This is the positive combination of the first two.

’More’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’people’; ’Many’ is an Adjective and it modifies ’more’.

The Report shows both growing number and a positive trend.