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Hi Amy

Would you please tell me what does "as much if not more" mean exactly in the following sentence?
The middle class has always been defined as much if not more by the values and aspirations we share as by the goods we purchase.

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Hossein Saeedi

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Hello Hossein,

"as much, if not more" can be rewritten as "at least as much as" or "at least"
In math this would be the equivalent of greater than or equal to

So your sentence above becomes:

"The middle class has always been defined at least by the values and aspirations we share as well as by the goods we purchase."  

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Amy Baker

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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BSc MEd TESL post grad program for k-12 TESL post grad program for adult ed

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