comparative of much

Students often ask me “what is the comparative of much?”

I am guessing that they want to know about ‘much’ as an adverb meaning ‘nearly’ or ‘approximately’. (It has many forms)
In which case, I would say that ‘more’ is the comparative of ‘much’.  And for that matter, the superlative is ‘most’.

For example:

  • They are much the same.
  • He is much like me.
  • Did it hurt much?