A LOT | MUCH (subject pronouns)

C2 point 110 in PRONOUNS/quantity:

‘A LOT’ AND ‘MUCH’ as a subject pronouns. focus

. A lot _V

1 . A LOT HAS 2043
2 . A LOT DEPENDS 935

A lot depends on how you answer.

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3 . A LOT CAN 852
4 . A LOT IS 572
5 . A LOT WILL 401
6 . A LOT WAS 201
7 . A LOT GOES 172
8 . A LOT ARE 161
9 . A LOT HAVE 97
10 . A LOT COULD 94

. Much _V

1 . MUCH HAS 2489

2 . MUCH APPRECIATED 2187

3 . MUCH LIKE 1310

4 . MUCH IS 1023
5 . MUCH LOVE 752
6 . MUCH DEPENDS 750
7 . MUCH WAS 514
8 . MUCH WILL 479
9 . MUCH CAN 413

10 . MUCH LOVED 317


We also noticed common premodifiers:

That much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore.

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1 . THAT MUCH IS 881
2 . SO MUCH HAS 818

So much has been happening.

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3 . SO MUCH IS 662
4 . TOO MUCH IS 402

And if too much is taken?

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5 . TOO MUCH CAN 228
6 . THAT MUCH WAS 203
7 . SO MUCH DEPENDS 194
8 . SO MUCH WAS 192
9 . SO MUCH CAN 191
10 . TOO MUCH WILL 118


EXAMPLES:

Since that time, a lot has happened.

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Much has been said of the Latino vote this election.

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