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I am very much in town.

Is this expression correct as an answer to the question whether the person is out on leave or in town?

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Yes, it is. It strongly emphasises the speaker's urban presence, but its use is colloquial.

  • The use of apparent gradings to give emphasis to purely yes/no situations is common, though, as Barrie says, probably best avoided in formal settings. I once joked "Oh, you are human after all!" when meeting the boss (a rare occurrence) in the loo, and he replied "Very much so." – Edwin Ashworth Oct 9 '13 at 22:16

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