As much as

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Definition

(He spends) as much as (he earns each month): (He spends) the same amount that (he earns each month)
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I don't read as much as I used to. Now, I read less then I did when I was younger.

As much as (I want to stay, I must leave now): No matter how much, even though (I want to stay, I must leave now)
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Examples

  • "Christmas sales account for as much as 40% of a retail store's annual revenue and as much as 75% of its annual profit."
  • "I don't enjoy nuclear war as much as I used to."
  • "I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as he enjoyed putting it together."
  • "Moreover, your sexist remarks were completely unacceptable – they expose an attitude that worries me almost as much as Doris's inability to do her job."
  • "Anyhow, your mission for this week, should you choose to accept it, is to learn as much as you can about your colleagues' political views without offending them. For example, is your colleague a Democrat or a Republican?"

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