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    #1

    so much/that much/all that much

    'so much', 'that much', 'all that much'
    Are these expressions interchangeable?

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    Re: so much/that much/all that much

    No
    Try writing a few sentences and say when you think you would use each one.
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    Re: so much/that much/all that much

    1) I love The Rolling Stones but I don't like this particular song so much/that much/all that much.

    2) How much money do you own? - Not so much/that much/all that much.

    3) It was a wonderful trip. We had so much/that much/all that much fun.

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    Re: so much/that much/all that much

    Quote Originally Posted by krisfromgermany View Post
    1) I love The Rolling Stones but I don't like this particular song so much/that much/all that much.

    2) How much money do you haveown? - Not so much/that much/all that much. Any one of those is fine.

    3) It was a wonderful trip. We had so much/that much/all that much fun.
    Answers above. To my ear, we had so much fun sounds a little juvenile, or at least informal.
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    #5

    Re: so much/that much/all that much

    Fun is not really measurable.. You might say:

    We had fun!

    OR

    We had a lot of fun.

    OR

    We had loads of fun.

    (There are other possibilities, and, of of course, any amounts don't refer to anything specific.)

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    Re: so much/that much/all that much

    You don't seem sad your relationship is over. I guess you didn't like him that much. (Not the others in this expression.)
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