[误] Thank you indeed.?
[正] Thank you very much indeed.?
[析] indeed用来修饰very much, 但要放其后面,而且也不要单独使用。?
[误] The baby was very asleep.?
[正] The baby was fast asleep.?
[析] 不是所有的形容词都可以用very来修饰,如: I'm wide awake. (我全醒了。)再如: all alone(十分孤独),much afraid等。?
[误] The thing seems to be very improved.?
[正] The thing seems to be much improved.?
[析] 有些语法书讲very修饰现在分词,而much修饰过去分词,这要分别对待。如果过去分词是指一个具体的动作,而且是句中主要动词的一部分就必须用much,而某些形容词化的过去分词,还是要用very来修饰的,如: I am very tired.?
[误] There is very less water in the river than usual.?
[正] There is much/far less water in the river than usual.?
[析] very不能修饰形容词或副词的比较级,而要用far, much等来修饰。