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    Working as much as you do

    .... or "having as much as you have" - are these correct?

    How about "having as much as you have"?

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    Re: Working as much as you do

    Hi iexcie!

    These phrases could work in some contexts, but if you added more detail we would be able to answer better. What you gave are incomplete sentences.
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    Re: Working as much as you do

    Here they are.

    Working as much as you do, you can't spend too much with friends.

    Having as much as you do, you are complaining?

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    Re: Working as much as you do

    Quote Originally Posted by iexcie View Post
    Here they are.

    Working as much as you do, you can't spend too much time with friends.

    Having as much as you do, you are complaining?
    I assume you missed a word out of your first sentence. I have added the word in red. If that's not what you meant, then let us know. With that word, your sentence is OK. Sentence 2 is OK but informal - using an affirmative statement with a question mark to make an interrogative can work in dialogue but I wouldn't recommend using it in a test situation or in prose.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Working as much as you do

    Yes, I missed the word, thank you.

    Now, how to explain the correctness of this form to students?

    What is this "do" - is it Operator? - and what role does it play?

    Does this construction (figure of speech?) have a name in English grammar?

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