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In as many weeks

Posted by R. Berg on March 16, 2007

In Reply to: In as many weeks posted by Boo Seng SIM on March 16, 2007

: Please explain the meaning of the phrase "in as many weeks". Thank you.

This is a common way (though it isn't good writing) of saying "in ___ weeks," where a number would fill the blank. The number is whatever number came before the phrase. "The realty agent sold four houses in as many weeks" means "The realty agent sold four houses in four weeks." ~rb

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