A question related to countable & non-countable nouns


I'd like to know the answer for this question with justyifing your answer if possible,Ty.

You need to do.............more work than this to achieve your goal.

A) some

B) much

c) few

D) a lot

countable asked Jan 21 '14 at 16:58 ramy sorour New member

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You need to do a lot/some more work than this to achieve your goal.

link answered Jan 22 '14 at 08:12 Sanjay Contributor

I wasn't going to answer this one, because it is obviously homework or a quiz. You got two out of three right, Sanjay. Both of your answers are acceptable, but more commonly we would say "much more than this."

Patty TJan 22 '14 at 10:56

So is "much more" an acceptable answer?this question was in an english quiz i had taken about two week ago.However i was surprised to find out that the answer written in the model answer is "some".Immediately on receiving my test result i asked one of the teacher's assistant why can't we use "much" but i wasn't satisfied with his explanation.

ramy sorourJan 22 '14 at 15:10

Yes, most native speakers would say "much more than this". I'd be interested in seeing the teachers's reasoning. "Some" can be used, but it sounds very strange to my native ear. If it didn't have "than this" in there, then "some" would be preferred.

Patty TJan 22 '14 at 20:56

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