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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default as much as

    Can one say:
    1-He has worked for this company as much as I have.

    instead of:
    2-He has worked for this company here as long as I have.

    Can one say:
    3-He has stayed here as much as I have.
    instead of:
    4-He has stayed here as long as I have.

    Can one say:
    5-He has lived here as much as I have.
    instead of:
    6-He has lived here as long as I have.


    Gratefully,
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    Default Re: as much as

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:
    1-He has worked for this company as much as I have.
    Refers to the quality/quantity of work and not to duration.
    instead of:
    2-He has worked for this company here as long as I have. Refers to duration and "here" is not necessary.

    Can one say:
    3-He has stayed here as much as I have. Refers to the number if times/frequency..
    instead of:
    4-He has stayed here as long as I have. Refers to duration/length of time..

    Can one say:
    5-He has lived here as much as I have.
    instead of:
    6-He has lived here as long as I have.
    Same as 3 & 4


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    Default Re: as much as

    Thank you very much Bill,

    I have another question which is related to the first one.

    Can one say:
    7-He has stayed here more than I have.
    instead of:
    8-He has stayed here longer than I have.

    Can one say:
    9-He has lived here more than I have.
    instead of:
    10-He has lived here longer than I have.


    Or do "7" and "9" refer to frequency while "8" and "10" refer to duration?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Default Re: as much as

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you very much Bill,

    I have another question which is related to the first one.

    Can one say:
    7-He has stayed here more than I have.
    instead of:
    8-He has stayed here longer than I have.

    Can one say:
    9-He has lived here more than I have.
    instead of:
    10-He has lived here longer than I have.


    Or do "7" and "9" refer to frequency while "8" and "10" refer to duration?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    #9 is not natural. We can't live somewhere more frequently.

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