# Thread: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

1. ## Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

2. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

It's OK.

(not a herpetologist)

3. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

It would work better if you mentioned a time period. I could eat half my body weight too, if given enough time.
Do you mean in one go, at one time, in one day, etc.?

4. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

Lose as much as.

5. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

Originally Posted by Raymott
It would work better if you mentioned a time period. I could eat half my body weight too, if given enough time.
Do you mean in one go, at one time, in one day, etc.?
At one time. Crocodiles can eat half their body weight at one time.

6. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

Originally Posted by GoesStation
Lose as much as.
I don't understand this.

7. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

It means "up to".

In this job, you can earn as much as £100,000 a year.
In this job, you can earn up to £100,000 a year.

You might earn less. £100,000 is the maximum you can earn. So the crocodile is able to eat any amount of food up to the same as half his own body weight. As you have already been told, we need to know some kind of time period in which it can eat that much.

Let's assume we're talking about just one meal. If the crocodile weighs 200 kilos, it is able to eat up 100 kilos of food at one meal.

8. ## Re: Crocodiles can eat up to half as much as their body weight.

Originally Posted by GoesStation
Lose as much as.
Originally Posted by tufguy
I don't understand this.
It's a shorter and less formal way to write "Leave out 'as much as'". I could also have written "Omit as much as.​"

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