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    What is the difference between the two sentences?

    What is the difference between the two sentences?
    ' It should not be that hard to find '
    ' It should not be hard to find '
    Sometimes I see they use '...that much...'. Do they add 'that' to infer something stronger?
    Thanks so much for your help!

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    Re: What is the difference between the two sentences?

    In theory, the first means that it might be a little bit hard, but not too hard.

    The second says it shouldn't be hard at all.

    In practice, there is very little difference in meaning.

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    Re: What is the difference between the two sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    What is the difference between the two sentences?
    ' It should not be that hard to find '
    ' It should not be hard to find '
    Sometimes I see they use '...that much...'. Do they add 'that' to infer something stronger?
    Thanks so much for your help!
    Do they add 'that' to infer imply something stronger?
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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