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  1. Newbie
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    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 3
    #1

    much of a(n)

    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me the difference between the following two sentences.

    a)How much effect it would have .......

    b)How much of an effect it would have......

  2. #2

    Re: much of a(n)

    Both exactly the same meaning and either can be used.

  3. Philly's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 620
    #3

    Re: much of a(n)

    I was going to say that I see neither much difference nor much of a difference -- if any at all.


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #4

    Re: much of a(n)

    It seems to me, there’s a subtle register difference - the latter is slightly plummy.

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