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What does this part of the sentence mean? “..where I had not so much arrived as simply stopped” [duplicate]

"Perhaps because I was beginning to know all too well not indeed where I was going, but where I had not so much arrived as simply stopped"---whats the function of "as" before "simply stopped"
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the idiomatic use of “no more than” and “no less than”

I have questions about the use of no more than and no less than . The following is the item 14. phrase of the word more from COBUILD online dictionary. You use no more than or not more than when ...
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What does “not as [adjective] as him” imply?

If it is written that X is not as tall as Y, it indicates that X and Y have unequal heights. But does this necessarily imply that X is shorter than Y?
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The meaning of “I can't agree with you enough”

I know what is the meaning of "I can't agree with you more", but what about "I can't agree with you enough"? What does it mean? Does it mean that I agree with you, or I don't?
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Is it “as wonderful as them” or “as wonderful as they”? [duplicate]

I have a few questions on terminology, first, actually, as having the right terminology may have enabled me to answer this question on my own. What is the terminology for such constructs, "as [...
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how to understand “as ~ as ever”

Nosey Flynn was sitting up in his usual corner of Davy Byrne's and, when he heard the story, he stood Farrington a half-one, saying it was as (1) smart a thing as (2) ever (3) he heard. (James ...
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When do you leave out the preposition in a relative clause?

A non-fiction titled "Do the Right Thing" published in 1998 has this sentence: (1) Am I treating this stranger with the same consideration that I would a friend? Another book (fiction) titled "...
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“It is better to X than to Y” - the structure of a difficult comparative sentence

Take the following sentence: It is better to underestimate your abilities and overestimate your risks than to go in a direction that actually involves more uncertainty than you can justify. For ...
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Difference between “not as…as” and “not …er than”

In what kind of situation can we use "not as...as" not "not ...er than"? This question is not as easy as that one. This question is not easier than that one. This question is more difficult ...
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As strange a question as any

I have in the recent past come across what seems to be a comparative structure, ‘as something as something else' for example, as tall as, or as good as. But the structure which is causing me a ...
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As/so sth as: subjective or objective pronoun?

Which of the following is the correct grammar usage? We scored as many runs as they. We scored as many runs as them? Wren and Martin says nothing about this case. Please explain the rule ...
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Which is right in this sentence, than or that? [closed]

A friend of mine asked me if this sentence is correct: "And after all, it is with you than I want to be." My thought is that "than" is wrong, and the correct word is "that." Am I right? I told him ...
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“She did X with the same enthusiasm she would have done Y.”

I have this sentence in something I'm writing: She slipped her head into the helmet with the same enthusiasm she would have slipped it into a guillotine. This sounds wrong to me. I feel like it ...
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Making sense out of the big mess construction

Most grammarians are trying to analyze the big mess construction as a noun phrase, but it seems to me that the construction is actually headed by an adjective. Mary was good Here, "good" is a ...
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much more a lot with adjective [closed]

Are these correct? much more + adjective (I was much more busy); a lot more + adjective (I was a lot more busy); much less + adjective (I was much less busy); a lot less + adjective (I was a lot ...

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