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Can I use "much" before any adjective in the meaning of "very" ?

I'm not much good at knitting

I'm very much aware of the problem.

(Cambridge Dictionary)

If this sentences above are correct, why the following sentences are considered to be wrong?

He is a much interesting person.

You are much welcome.

His face is much red.

  • Possible duplicate of much - very much, many - very many? – Weather Vane Apr 21 at 16:21
  • @WeatherVane I am not asking the usage of much before uncountable nouns, I am asking the usage before adjectives. – Talha Özden Apr 21 at 16:23
  • Interesting question. It seems to me that "much" by itself can only be used in negative contexts while "very much" can be used in positive statements. – James Random Apr 21 at 21:40
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Much as an adverb can be used to mean to a great degree.

I'm not much good at knitting

I'm very much aware of the problem.

Both these sentences are correct as they modify the adjectives.

You cannot say

He is much interesting people.

Because people is plural and he is a singular pronoun.

You can say

He is a much interesting person.

You are much welcome.

His face is much red.

These sentences are correct

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    I am sorry, but none of the final three sentences listed as correct here is in fact correct. "Much" can be used with some adjectives but not others. i will need to research just how to define the rule. – David Siegel Apr 21 at 17:22

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