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as much as

Post by navi » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:21 pm

1) As much as my cousin likes her, I don't.

Does this mean:
a) My cousin likes her a lot but I don't.
or:
b) Although my cousin likes her, I don't.
or:
c) I dislike her as much as my cousin likes her.

Gratefully,
Navi.
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Re: as much as

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:11 am

A more traditional/formal format for this construction uses 'much though':
Much though my cousin likes her, I don't.
The answer to your question is b).
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Re: as much as

Post by tony h » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:26 pm

I believe this construction using "much" says that the cousin likes her and also tries to persuade me to like her.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: as much as

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:37 pm

tony h wrote:I believe this construction using "much" says that the cousin likes her and also tries to persuade me to like her.
That implication is possible, given some supporting context.
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