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    Question has been added to significantly

    "Chapter 17, on the research paper, has been updated in keeping with the very latest style manuals, and it has been added to significantly." (From Idea to Essay by McCuen and Winkler).

    Could you please explain the emboldened part of this sentence?

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    Re: has been added to significantly

    There have been significant additions to the chapter. More material has been included than there was in the previous edition.

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    Re: has been added to significantly

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    There have been significant additions to the chapter. More material has been included than there was in the previous edition.
    Thanks. Could you add something more about this construction? It seems strange to me, that kind of use of "to"; I don't see to what it refers.

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    Re: has been added to significantly

    Simply consider "add to" as a verb, meaning to increase the effect or quantity.

    There is $10 in my bank. I will add to that. I will add $2.00.
    I am really stressed about the test. Please don't add to that stress by laughing at me.

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    Re: has been added to significantly

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Simply consider "add to" as a verb, meaning to increase the effect or quantity.

    There is $10 in my bank. I will add to that. I will add $2.00.
    I am really stressed about the test. Please don't add to that stress by laughing at me.
    Clear as a bell. Thanks!

    Nyggus

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