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I want to describe an event where an intense fight broke out:

"It was not so much a scuffle, as a fight to the death."

Did I word this sentence correctly?

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Yes, that's fine. It's common phrasing.

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How about this:

"It was not so much a scuffle, but turned out a fight to death."

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