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    Question as...as

    He read as much as John did. Is "much" an adverb here?
    Is "as many as" a correct phrase? I don't mean here in the above sentence, on the whole. If yes give me an example. Thanks

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    Re: as...as

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    He read as much as John did. Is "much" an adverb here?
    Is "as many as" a correct phrase? I don't mean here in the above sentence, on the whole. If yes give me an example. Thanks
    "As much" is an idiom, but it functions as a quantity noun, meaning "the same amount". The following "as" is a conjunction of comparison.

    Similarly. One can use "as many as" when the comparison is countable.

    Mike ate 20 jelly beans. John ate as many as John.

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