that much of it

Guest   Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:41 pm GMT
sentece: if it were that bad people would not be doing that much of it.
what i don't understand is the expresion 'that much of it'
what's the meaning of it in that sentence?
Russconha   Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:29 am GMT
What was the preceding sentence?
Guest   Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:45 pm GMT
it is an old article talking about the defence of recycling.
the previous sentence is:
.. So it is a little naive to say that recycling is bad when frankly if it were ...
mac   Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:19 pm GMT
"people would not be doing that much of it".
In this case 'that' is an adverb and is used in pretty much the same way as 'so'.
"I really hated that film." -
"Oh come on. It wasn't that bad."