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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    please explain

    dear teacher, what does [ much to ] mean . 1. much to my surprise and much to the delight of sb etc.


    thanks


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    Re: please explain

    Quote Originally Posted by lalda222 View Post
    dear teacher, what does [ much to ] mean . 1. much to my surprise and much to the delight of sb etc. thanks
    Hello Lalda.

    Here 'much' is an intensifier. It means something like,

    To my great surprise and to my great delight.

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