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    #1

    not so much a singer

    Can this be replaced with "not as much"? Which I don't think I have seen a lot.

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    She's not so much a singer as a dancer.
    = She is rather a dancer than a singer.

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    #2

    Re: not so much a singer

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can this be replaced with "not as much"? No.

    She's not so much a singer as a dancer.
    = She is more (of) a dancer than a singer.
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