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    #1

    only as many friends as

    Do you agree (1) really means (2)?

    (1) Paul has only as many friends as I have.
    (2) Paul has as many friends as or fewer than I have.

    Thank you in advance
    Seiichi MYOGA

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    #2

    Re: only as many friends as

    No, I don't. Firstly, it sets a maximum so the second part doesn't work for me. Al;so, the use of 'only' suggests that the number given could well be unexpected; maybe he claims to have a lot mnore friends.

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    #3

    Re: only as many friends as

    Dear Tdol,

    I appreciate your help and comments,

    Seiichi MYOGA

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