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    Post Appear As

    1 "People think Jennifer is a genius. She appears as much."
    2 "People think Jennifer is a genius. I think as much."

    I feel some reasonable doubt as to the meanings of "as much". In sentence 1, "as much" seems to mean "as a genius". But in sentence 2, "as much" seems to mean "the supposition that Jennifer is a genius". Am I wrong?

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    Re: Appear As

    Quote Originally Posted by SaveTheWorld View Post
    1 "People think Jennifer is a genius. She appears as much." Superficially, she gives me/everyone that impression, but without any proof/evidence.
    2 "People think Jennifer is a genius. I think as much. " I agree that she is, possibly because I have some reason(s) to believe so.

    I feel some reasonable doubt as to the meanings of "as much". In sentence 1, "as much" seems to mean "as a genius". But in sentence 2, "as much" seems to mean "the supposition that Jennifer is a genius". Am I wrong?
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    Re: Appear As

    Thank you, billmcd!

    "People think Jennifer is a genius. She appears as much."
    "People think Jennifer is a genius. She appears as such."

    Would "much" and "such" make a difference?

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    Re: Appear As

    Thread closed

    - Started by clone of banned user.

    ps. I did not delete the OP, as that would have deleted bill's response, which others may find useful.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Jun-2012 at 11:59. Reason: ps added

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