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Which is correct?

She hasn't got much/several/less money in her purse.
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She hasn't got much money in her purse.

"Several" cannot be used with a non-countable noun like "money".

It is possible for "less" to work, but it would have to be in very limited context:
    She thinks she remembers buying groceries this morning, but that's impossible. She hasn't got less money in her purse [than she had earlier].
Even though this is grammatical, I find it strained and would word the sentence differently:
    She has as much money in her purse as she had before.
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