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Help: how to emphasize



anabelafer
Argentina

Help: how to emphasize
 
Hi!
I would like to know how to emphasize the following:
 
I have much energy.
A friend of mine has MUCH more energy than me.
 
If I want to talk about a 3rd friend who has more energy than us how could I emphasize this idea?
 
Is it correct to say She has way much more energy than us? +++++
 
Pls let me know if it makes sense to you .  Thankssssss
 
:)

1 Jun 2011      



edrodmedina
United States

Hello Ana. I would say: I have lots of energy. A friend of mine has lots more energy than I do. She has much more energy than we do ( or both of us)

1 Jun 2011     



anabelafer
Argentina

Yes but in Spanish we say mucha energia, mas energia, mucha mas energia and I need mucha pero mucha mas energia. Thatīs the exact expression is for a commercial at school :)
 
Thanks!

1 Jun 2011     



yanogator
United States

For the third person, we would usually say, "She has even more energy than we do." Ed īs answer is correct, too.
 
Bruce

1 Jun 2011     



anabelafer
Argentina

Thanks for answering! Is WAY an option to emphazise an adjective?
how could I do so?
 
Thanks again for your help :)

1 Jun 2011     



yanogator
United States

"Way" is used with comparative forms in informal speech. It means the same as "much".
 
I am much older than I look. = I am way older than I look.
 
He has much more energy than I do. = He has way more energy than I do.
 
Bruce

1 Jun 2011     



anabelafer
Argentina

Thanksssssssssssssssssss!!! :)

1 Jun 2011     



Mar0919
Mexico

Ana, for your example, I have 2 options:
 
OPTION #1
I have much energy.
My friend has much more energy than I do. (in this case, we īre using the COMPARATIVE form)
But she has THE MOST energy. (the most would indicate the SUPERLATIVE form where we are comparing 3 people)
 
OPTION #2
I have much energy.
My friend has more energy than I do. (here no need for much, since I īm already saying he has more than me)
She has much more energy than both of us.
 
What do you think?

2 Jun 2011