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Do the given sentence mean the same? I think they do.

1: As much as my dog pose a threat to the neighbourhood children, he is still my best and honorable friend.

2: As much of a threat as my dog pose to the neighbourhod children, he is still my best and honorable friend.

Q1:
'as much as' is used in the sentence 'even though'. Is 'as much as' a phrase?

Q2:
'He goes to a school', 'Does he go to a school?'. The inversion is used to change the senence into a question.

The actual phrase is 'as much as'. But in a construction like this 'as much of a threat as', its oiginal order has been broken down to two separate parts, 'as much' and 'as' separated by 'of a threat'. Is there a particular word for this breaking down of phrase - for reversing the order of structure of a sentence is inversion?

Q3:
Can you please tell me some other phrase(s) which can also be broken down without affecting the meaning?

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Hi,

Do the given sentence mean the same? I think they do.

1: As much as my dog poses a threat to the neighbourhood children, he is still my best and honorable friend.

2: As much of a threat as my dog poses to the neighbourhod children, he is still my best and honorable friend.

Q1:

'as much as' is used in the sentence 'even though'. Not exactly. It includes the idea of 'to the extent that'.

Is 'as much as' a phrase? Yes. It's a bit formal but not unusual.

You can also say

In as much as my dog poses a threat to the neighbourhood children, I keep him chained up. This gets closer to the idea of 'because'.

Q2:

'He goes to a school', 'Does he go to a school?'. The inversion is used to change the senence into a question.

The actual phrase is 'as much as'. But in a construction like this 'as much of a threat as', its oiginal order has been broken down to two separate parts, 'as much' and 'as' separated by 'of a threat'. Is there a particular word for this breaking down of phrase - for reversing the order of structure of a sentence is inversion? I can't think of one.

Q3:

Can you please tell me some other phrase(s) which can also be broken down without affecting the meaning? I can't think of any right now.

Clive
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Hi Clive

I intended to use it in the sense of 'even though '.

This thread could be useful to understand the underlying problem. I hope you would return to this thread and help me out to decipher all this confusion...
Hi,

I prefer not to jump into a thread that has already gone so far.

1: As much as my dog poses a threat to the neighbourhood children, he is still my best and honorable friend.

Q1:

'as much as' is used in the sentence 'even though'. Not exactly. It includes the idea of 'to the extent that'. I suppose the idea of extent comes from the use of the word 'much'.

If you want to take this a bit further in this thread, that's fine by me. We are dealing a bit in nuances.

Clive