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    as much as

    This "as much as" is translated as "although", which I have never seen. "as A as B" usually means "A having the same quantity or amount of B", so how come "as much as" means "although"? Is it another usage?

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    Re: as much as

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    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    "as A as B" usually means "A having the same quantity or amount of B", so how come "as much as" means "although"? Is it another usage?.
    I agree that it can mean "although" in this sentence.

    much - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online, see #9.

    I think that "much as" and "as much as" mean the same thing, so I'd say that here it can mean "although".

    See also http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/as+much+as.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 25-Aug-2012 at 11:00.

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