[Grammar] so much vs. very

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I'd like to know which is more correct in the following sentence and why the other is not answerable.

Q. He seemed ----- upset when he was questioned about his private family history.

A. very
B. so much

As far as I know, "very" seems more appropriate, but Can't explain how inapproriate it is to put "so much".

Please help me out ^^











 

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I'd like to know which is more correct in the following sentence and why the other is not suitable.

Q. He seemed ----- upset when he was questioned about his private family history.

A. very
B. so much

As far as I know, "very" seems more appropriate, but can't explain how inappropriate it is to put "so much".

[STRIKE]Please help me out ^^[/STRIKE] Unnecessary, and ^^ is not acceptable as an English punctuation mark.

Welcome to the forums, eClassic.:-D

'Very' is just fine. 'So much' is used in different contexts.

'He was upset — so much so that he burst into tears.'

'He was not so much upset as devastated.'

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That's another appropriate use of 'so much', but whilst your thanks are appreciated, eClassic, you don't need to send them in a separate post.

We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


Rover:-D
 
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