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zhonglc2020
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:30:35 AM
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Hello everyone,
...
Pro: Exactly! Trust is established and relationships are built first.
Student: Wow, this seems like a long process. It must cost a fortune.
Pro: It does. Even with a small film crew, any project as involved as this is bound to.
Student: OK, so who decides what goes into the film?
Pro: Well, such decisions are made by general consensus within the community. So, for instance, the community, not the filmmakers, decide who is to be interviewed for the films. Control of the interview is in the interviewee’s hands. If the person being interviewed says to stop at any time, the recording stops.
...
source http://top.zhan.com/toefl/list...w-939-13-110174.html
Note: pro=professor

What does "as involved as" exactly mean here?

The Free Dictionary:
1. Complicated;
2. Connected by participation or association
3. On fire; burning
4.a. Emotionally committed

I think 4a & 2 fits most of the time when I use "involved", but what the definition is for "as involved as" in the above passage?


Many many thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:43:40 AM

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zhonglc2020 wrote:
Hello everyone,
...
Pro: Exactly! Trust is established and relationships are built first.
Student: Wow, this seems like a long process. It must cost a fortune.
Pro: It does. Even with a small film crew, any project as involved as this is bound to.
Student: OK, so who decides what goes into the film?
Pro: Well, such decisions are made by general consensus within the community. So, for instance, the community, not the filmmakers, decide who is to be interviewed for the films. Control of the interview is in the interviewee’s hands. If the person being interviewed says to stop at any time, the recording stops.
...
source http://top.zhan.com/toefl/list...w-939-13-110174.html
Note: pro=professor

What does "as involved as" exactly mean here?

The Free Dictionary:
1. Complicated;
2. Connected by participation or association
3. On fire; burning
4.a. Emotionally committed

I think 4a & 2 fits most of the time when I use "involved", but what the definition is for "as involved as" in the above passage?


Many many thanks.


When speaking, the emphasis would be placed on "as involved as this". In this case, "involved" would have the meaning of "complicated". It would be understood to mean, "any project as complicated as this" is bound to "cost a fortune".

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
zhonglc2020
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:48:13 AM
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Thank you.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:18:00 AM

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Actually, you should read it as...
...any project... as involved... as this... is bound to...
taurine
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:20:15 PM

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Hm... If "pro" means professor, who 'con' might be? A contender🤔
Advanced...
I am not sure how far contender can be advanced, but project can be advanced in your exemplary sentence.

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