You’re driving much fast.

Does the sentence make sense to you, native speakers? I am wondering whether I could use "much" alone to modify an adverb. If the sentence make sense, does it mean "you are driving very fast"?

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    That sentence is straight-up ungrammatical. I can understand your meaning, but no native speaker would consider it correct.
    – user8399
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00
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    You're driving much too fast
    – PerryW
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 6:14
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    You use "much" for "very + adjective/adverb". Not correct.
    – rogermue
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 12:36
  • It should be "very fast", to modify another adverb, "very" is used. And much can't modify adjective neither.
    – Quidam
    Commented Jan 15, 2020 at 16:24

3 Answers 3


You're driving much fast.

The sentence isn't correct grammatically.

You cannot use much in the structure of much + adverb. However, you can use it as an adverb in the form of much + a comparative or superlative adverb or adjective. For example:

You're driving much faster.

You can also use the phrase "much too" in front of an adverb. (Do not confuse with too much, which is used before a noun) For example:

You're driving much too fast.


It may not look proper with 'much'.

Because, we generally use 'much' as an adjective and 'very' as an adverb. Typically, in this sentence, you want to use 'adverb' i.e. How are you driving?

So, it's

You are driving very fast.

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    Whether the word being modified is comparative is important. You can say very fast but not *very faster, and you can say much faster but not *much fast.
    – user230
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 10:33

You can say "You're driving much too fast." You still need the 'too', but adding 'much' intensifies 'fast' much more so than simply saying "You're driving too fast."

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