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    #1

    that much better

    1) If you follow our advice, your relationship will become that much better.
    2) If you follow our advice, your relationship will become so much better.


    What is the difference between the meanings of the above sentences?

    I think in '1' the speaker has a specific amount in mind (corresponding somehow to the value of the advice) while in '2' he or she means 'better by a great extent'.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: that much better

    I am not a teacher.

    I broadly agree, although in my experience 1) is often used to mean 2).

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    #3

    Re: that much better

    I don't see much difference between those statements.

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    #4

    Re: that much better

    I agree- that much better could mean so much better as well as a specific improvement.

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