jz337 said:The first sentence is absolutely correct. The word "really" in the second one irritates me. It looks much better if you drop it.
Guys, i need some help because I am confused between these two sentences. Which is correct (if there is),
- As much as I would like to help you .....
- As much as I really want to help you...
Thanks in advance.
jacinta said:I agree with Sharon.
To me, adding really to the second sentences gives a tone of insincerity. By saying "As much as I'd really like to help you...", what the person is actually saying (to my ears) is: I don't have time for you right now. You are not as important as my lunch and I am asking your forgiveness, but you probably won't forgive me because you know that I really don't want to help you, I'd rather eat my lunch.