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  1. KMichelle's Avatar
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    Question I am very much so looking for a new position.

    Hello,
    I apologize if I am going about this wrong, but I just joined today so I am new at this.

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    Does this sentence make sense?
    I am very much so looking for a new position.

    I know many people use "very much" together in sentences, and it's grammatically correct. When I saw the "so" added it just didn't sound right. Thank you!

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    Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    No, that's not correct, with or without the so. Did the writer perhaps mean to say they're looking very hard for a new position, or maybe they're certainly looking for a position?
    Last edited by GoesStation; 20-May-2016 at 23:41.
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    Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Sometimes "so" and "very much" words are put together for emphasis:

    - I love you so very much!
    - I'm so very much in love with you!

    But it's overly poetic. Maudlin. Alone or together, they usually sound awkward and stilted, if not downright (as in your example) wrong.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

    Perhaps:

    I am very keen to look for a new position/job.
    I am very much looking forward to a/the new position.

    "So very much" sounds very pretentious.
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    Re: I am very much so looking for a new position.

    Welcome to the forum, Karen.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.


    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: I am very much so looking for a new position.

    A. "Are you looking for a new position?"
    B. "Oh, very much so. I'm fed up with my current job."
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: I am very much so looking for a new position.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    A. "Are you looking for a new position?"
    B. "Oh, very much so. I'm fed up with my current job."
    I like that. It's a good example of how that expression is commonly used.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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