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    #1

    about as ... as

    s1. He has much money that you have.
    s2. He has as much money as you have.

    Is there someone who can tell the difference between s1 and s2 clearly?
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: about as ... as

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudo View Post
    money that you have
    I take it to mean 'money that belongs to you'.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: about as ... as

    1 is simply not grammatical.
    2 is grammatical, but would be more natural if you deleted "have."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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