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    #1

    not as much A as B

    1 It is not A as much as B.
    2 It is not A as much as it is B.
    3 It is not A but B.

    I think '1' and '2' are a bit vague and less definitive than 3.

    '3' clearly states that it is not one thing and that it is another.

    '1' and '2' seem to be saying that it is a bit of 'A', but more of 'B'.

    Am I right?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: not as much A as B

    Since I neither know what A is nor what B is all of them are vague to me. However, grammatically, the second one is preferable (in my opinion).


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    #3

    Re: not as much A as B

    I am not a teacher.

    Not knowing what A or B are either, I would say, 'It is not as A as it is B'.

    1. feels like it means, 'It is not as A as B is'.

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    #4

    Re: not as much A as B

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Am I right?
    I think so.

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