AS MUCH AS I CAN synonym – as well as I can – as best I can

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To express similarity between two things, you can use the AS/AS structure when comparing them.

For example, if you are extremely funny and your best mate is extremely funny too, you can say:
“I’m as funny as my best mate.” or “My best mate is as funny as me.”

In the above example, you can see that the adjective “funny” is between the words as/as. This is a fix structure: AS + ADJECTIVE + AS.

It can also be used with adverbs: AS + ADVERB + AS. For example, “I can sing as beautifully as Céline Dion.” or “She can sing as well as me.”
The phrase “as much as I can” may be used when expressing that you want to perform to the maximum of your capabilities. Here are some examples:

“I’m going to study for the IELTS exam as much as I can.”

“She’s going to practise as much as she can.”

“They travelled as much as they could while they were young and healthy.”

Note, that “as many as I can” is also correct when talking about countable objects:

“I’ll clean the windows tomorrow, I promise. I’ll clean as many as I can.”

“Nicky loves bags. She always buys as many as she can afford.”

Use “as well as I can” when saying that you will do something really really well – as well as possible in a certain situation. For example:

“I’m going to play as well as I can, so that my team wins the cup.”

“Frank navigated the boat as well as he could, but they still got lost at sea.”

As best I can” doesn’t seem to be correct if you look at the AS/AS rule highlighed above. However, this is a common idiom, used by many people. What happens is, they simply omit the second “as”:

“I’m just trying to live my life as best I can.”

“Victor cleaned up the mess as best he could, but we could see there’d been a party the night before.”

The following expressions may also be used instead of “as much/well as I can” when saying that someone does the best they possibly can:

“I painted the walls to the best of my ability. Unfortunately, no one liked the result”

“I’ll do my best to help you with the cooking, but you know, I’m a disaster in the kitchen.”

“Cath did her utmost to get the promotion.”

“The host family will make every effort to make your son feel at home.”

“Aiden broke his neck to win X-Factor, but it wasn’t enough.”

“Janine will have to go all out if she wants to beat Christine in the race.”

“We need to go the limit to convince Leonardo to work with us on this film.”

“I’ll leave no stone unturned until I find out who stole my bike.”

“James would bend over backwards to please his boss.”

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