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He won't likely be remembered so much for his accomplishments as for his character.

Is this sentence similar to the following?

He will be remembered for his character rather than for his accomplishments.

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Your two sentences:

He won't likely be remembered so much for his accomplishments as for his character.

He will be remembered for his character rather than for his accomplishments.

In the first sentence there is 'as for', it means considering or speaking about according to http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/as-for you can also think it as with regard to or concerning according to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20for . In the second sentence there is rather than. We use it to give more importance to one thing when two alternatives or preferences are being compared. Rather than usually occurs between two things being compared. For more information, check- http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/adverbs-of-degree/rather

All things considered, Your first sentence isn't like second sentence. They conveys two different meanings as follows:

1st sentence could mean :-Considering/speaking about his character, he won't likely be remembered so much for his accomplishments. It says that his character isn good enough. May be his character has affected his accomplishment.


2nd sentence could mean : He will be remembered for his character compared to his accomplishments. It says that his character is better than his accomplishment, so he will be remembered for his character.

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