"Much to our regret, we are obliged to inform you that your application has not been successful."
What does "much to" mean? I guess "Much to our regret" mean "We regret very much."
Please explain to me. Thanks.
I don't use "much", is it acceptable?
"To our regret"
Is "much" an intensive adverb in "Much to our regret"?
Much to is a phrase which can't be separated.
I came across this sentence with much in parenthesis.
Is the usage of much to the same as much to we discussed?
"Carl came last in the race, (much) to my amusement"
= "Carl came last in the race, which caused amusement for me"