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Don't think so much about the future!

In this sentence, 'much' is an 'adverb' or a 'pronoun'? I think the role of 'much' can vary with verbs, so it's difficult to determine what it is for a nonnative.

  • In your example it's a determinative functioning as an adjunct of degree in the clause. It's an adverb in, for example, "I feel much better", where it modifies "better". – BillJ Mar 26 at 18:46
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In that use, it's an adverb, modifying "think". See a similar adverb use at
AHD "much" adverb 3
and in other dictionaries.

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