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David, Moderator posted:
kuen posted:

A: Is he a loner?
B: Not really. He may spend a lot of time by himself, but he isn't an out-and-out loner. When his schedule is free, he loves to spend time with others.


Hi David,

Can we say that he is very much a loner in context 1 above?

Do you mean that 'very much a loner' means a loner to a high degree, but not completely?

Thank you very much for your helpful answer.