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    Is this expression correct?

    So here's the thing ---

    Given is "She is not so excited to see him, but you are."

    Which one of the following expressions is correct?

    "She is not as excited to see him as you are to see him"

    or

    "She is not as excited to see him as you are"

    If none, what should be the correct expression?

    Thanks for taking the time to read & answer

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    Re: Is this expression correct?

    In your first sentence, "She is not so excited to see him, but you are", so has a similar meaning to really. In fact, it would be more natural to use some word such as 'really' or 'particularly' rather than 'so' here, in my opinion.

    We cannot really say that she is not as excited as anybody else, because she is not excited.

    It is, I suppose possible to argue that she is a little excited (though it sound slightly self-contradictory). If you believe that, then you can say, "She is not as excited to see him as you are".

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    Re: Is this expression correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In your first sentence, "She is not so excited to see him, but you are", so has a similar meaning to really. In fact, it would be more natural to use some word such as 'really' or 'particularly' rather than 'so' here, in my opinion.

    We cannot really say that she is not as excited as anybody else, because she is not excited.

    It is, I suppose possible to argue that she is a little excited (though it sound slightly self-contradictory). If you believe that, then you can say, "She is not as excited to see him as you are".

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