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as many as
What is the difference please?
a) This train can carry 1200 people.
b) This train can carry as many as 1200 people.
Re: as many as
There's no difference in meaning. The second merely emphasises the (high) number of people that the train can carry. The first is simply a statement of fact. The ultimate meaning is the same.
Originally Posted by English4everyone