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    #1

    as many as you have

    Are these sentences correct with the given meanings:

    1-I have as many apples as you have oranges.


    2-I read as many books as you have.
    3-I read as many books as you own.
    (The number of books I read is equal to the number of books you have.)

    3-I have read as many books as you have written sentences.

    (The number of books I have read is equal to the number of sentences you have written.)

    I do not like '2'. Maybe it means 'I read as many books as you have read.' or maybe it does not mean anything.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: as many as you have

    IMO, #1 is correct.

    #2 and #3 suggest (to me, at least), that you only read the books the other person has/owns.

    Violet #3 (which I believe you meant to be #4) is also correct IMO, if a bit unnatural, perhaps.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: as many as you have

    I don't like 2 or 3.

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    #4

    Re: as many as you have

    3 might work if you added an indication of the time:

    I read more books in a year than you own.

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