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Definición de “as much as you can do” en inglés

as much as you can do

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If you say something is as much as you can do, you manage to do it, but with great difficulty: I felt so ill this morning, it was as much as I could do to get out of bed.Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand Gramática:Much, many, a lot of, lots of: quantifiersWe use the quantifiers much, many, a lot of, lots of to talk about quantities, amounts and degree. We can use them with a noun (as a determiner) or without a noun (as a pronoun).See moreGramática:Much, many with a nounWe use much with singular uncountable nouns and many with plural nouns:See moreGramática:A lot of, lots of with a nounWe use a lot of and lots of in informal styles. Lots of is more informal than a lot of. A lot of and lots of can both be used with plural countable nouns and with singular uncountable nouns for affirmatives, negatives, and questions:See moreGramática:Much, many, a lot of, lots of: negative questionsWhen we use much and many in negative questions, we are usually expecting that a large quantity of something isn’t there. When we use a lot of and lots of in negative questions, we are usually expecting a large quantity of something.See moreGramática:Much, many, a lot, lots: without a nounWe usually leave out the noun after much, many and a lot, lots when the noun is obvious:See moreGramática:Much with comparative adjectives and adverbs: much older, much fasterWe can use much before comparative adjectives and adverbs to make a stronger comparison:See moreGramática:Too much, too many and so much, so manySee moreGramática:As much as, as many asWhen we want to make comparisons connected with quantity, we use as much as and as many as:See moreGramática:Much, many and a lot of, lots of: typical errorsSee moreGramática:Much, a lot, lots, a good deal: adverbsWe use much, a lot, lots and a good deal as adverbs to refer to frequency, quantity and degree.See moreGramática:MuchWe use much in questions and negative clauses to talk about degrees of something. We put it in end position:See moreGramática:A lot, a good deal and a great dealWe can use a lot, a good deal and a great deal as adverbs of frequency, quantity or degree:See more
(Definition of as much as you can do from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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