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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    so far below

    Can't c(much) be an answer? It sounds quite natural, but I don't know why...

    A: Did you read Todd Farmer's new mystery novel?
    B:Yes, but if fell so __b___ below my expectations.
    a)right b)far c)much d)very

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    Re: so far below

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can't c(much) be an answer? It sounds quite natural, but I don't know why...

    A: Did you read Todd Farmer's new mystery novel?
    B:Yes, but if fell so __b___ below my expectations.
    a)right b)far c)much d)very
    Either way, the sentence seems incomplete. "So", here, seems to need a resolution.
    "Yes, but if fell so far below my expectations that I'm sorry I read it."
    In contemporary uses of "so", an extra word is not needed there. "It fell so below my expectations" (I don't endorse this usage).

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