We can say much the same of Jack.

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A: Tom works very hard.
B: We can say much the same of Jack.
(By me.)

Does the second sentence make sense in this context?
 

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You could delete much to make Jack sound as industrious as Tom.
 

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i don't see that.
The first speaker wants to talk about Tom. The second one wants to talk about Jack. (One possible interpretation.)
 
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