Study the examples below and answer the questions at the end.
· If she wins the award, so much the better for the team.
· The ideas of the candidates are so much alike that he could see no difference between them.
· There's been so much rain the crops are rotting in the fields.
· The report sounded like so much baloney.
· The agency charged so much.
· So much for the real story behind this sensational trial.
· It didn't matter so much when you were a little girl, but now you are so tall, and turn up your hair, you should remember that you are a young lady.
· Still there is so much obscurity in the Indian traditions, and so much confusion in the Indian names, as to render some explanation useful.
· International adoptions by Americans became much more common after the Korean War when American servicemen fathered interracial children with Korean women.
Even more so
· Walking around in a bathing suit causes instant panic for plenty of people, but even more so if you're overweight or obese.
· Fitness is a vague concept and because of this the notion of how to work out is even more so.
· Back-to-school season is an especially unique time for children who are in the throes of changing schools. Even more so if they come from another state or country.
A great deal (of)
· I have thought a great deal about that lovely England since I left it, and all the famous historic scenes I visited; but I have come to the conclusion that it is not a country in which I should care to reside.
· And yet I have heard that there is a great deal of wine drunk in Oxford.
· As Adoption Navigators specializes in international adoption, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the international adoption process.
Use the expressions to fill the blanks in the sentences:
· The big problem here is that a lot of people don't seem to actually understand what that is and, ______, how exactly to get it.
· I know you make a ______of money by this kind of thing, but consider the damage you inflict upon the business of others.
· What you just read in that magazine which seems to cause you ______excitement.