Working as much as you do

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iexcie

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.... or "having as much as you have" - are these correct?

How about "having as much as you have"?
 

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Hi iexcie!

These phrases could work in some contexts, but if you added more detail we would be able to answer better. What you gave are incomplete sentences.
 

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Here they are.

Working as much as you do, you can't spend too much with friends.

Having as much as you do, you are complaining?
 

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Here they are.

Working as much as you do, you can't spend too much time with friends.

Having as much as you do, you are complaining?

I assume you missed a word out of your first sentence. I have added the word in red. If that's not what you meant, then let us know. With that word, your sentence is OK. Sentence 2 is OK but informal - using an affirmative statement with a question mark to make an interrogative can work in dialogue but I wouldn't recommend using it in a test situation or in prose.
 

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Yes, I missed the word, thank you.

Now, how to explain the correctness of this form to students?

What is this "do" - is it Operator? - and what role does it play?

Does this construction (figure of speech?) have a name in English grammar?
 
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