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    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The suspicion that the servant is dishonest has proved____ true.

    a. all too b. much too

    'a' is certainly correct. Can I use 'much' modify too true?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The suspicion that the servant is dishonest has proved____ true.

    a. all too b. much too

    'a' is certainly correct. Can I use 'much' modify too true?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    all too true :D
    all very true :D
    all much true :(
    very much all too true :D

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    :D
    Thank you very much for explaining the question this way. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The suspicion that the servant is dishonest has proved____ true.

    a. all too b. much too

    'a' is certainly correct. Can I use 'much' modify too true?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    all too true :D
    all very true :D
    all much true :(
    very much all too true :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The suspicion that the servant is dishonest has proved____ true.

    a. all too b. much too

    'a' is certainly correct. Can I use 'much' modify too true?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    People use "all too true" to indicate that they were hoping something was not true but discover to their disappointment that it is indeed true. In my opinion, "much too true" means "excessively true", which I think is strange. It says to me that they thought it was true, but they find it it is more true than they thought.

    :)

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    The suspicion that the servant is dishonest has proved____ true.

    a. all too b. much too

    'a' is certainly correct. Can I use 'much' modify too true?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    People use "all too true" to indicate that they were hoping something was not true but discover to their disappointment that it is indeed true. In my opinion, "much too true" means "excessively true", which I think is strange. It says to me that they thought it was true, but they find it it is more true than they thought.

    :)

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