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    not that much higher

    Hogeway has more than 150 residents and is staffed by about 250 employees....Surprisingly, the cost per resident is not that much higher than at traditional nursing homes...

    Does this "much" mean emphasis for comparative forms as in "a lot better, much taller" or just the normal meaning of "a lot"?

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    Re: not that much higher

    To use "a lot" in that sentence, you would have to delete "that".

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