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    very much

    1) It's very much formulated down to the final strokes.

    Donald Trump said it.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38641641

    It seems that '1' means 'It is almost formulated down to the final strokes.' Not quite down to the final strokes. Is that correct?

    If it is then the statement is less strong than:

    2) It's formulated down to the final strokes.

    Is that correct? Is '2' a stronger statement than '1'?

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    Re: very much

    You will drive yourself mad if you try to find logic and precision in that person's utterances.
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    #3

    Re: very much

    Political commentary aside, what makes you think "very much" makes it a less strong statement?

    The "very much" is emphasis.

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    Re: very much

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1) It's very much formulated down to the final strokes.

    Donald Trump said it.

    Source:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38641641

    It seems that '1' means 'It is almost formulated down to the final strokes.' Not quite down to the final strokes. Is that correct?

    If it is then the statement is less strong than:

    2) It's formulated down to the final strokes.

    Is that correct? Is '2' a stronger statement than '1'?
    Most people would use an adjective like definitely where Trump said "very much". Therefore sentence 1 is a stronger statement than that in sentence 2.
    I am not a teacher.

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