Are these phrases the same in meaning? He as much as said that he had loved her. He might as well have said that he loved her. He as much as admitted that it was his fault. He might as well have admitted that it was his fault.
Aug 29, 2018 12:48 AM
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They both pretty much mean the same thing, but there is a very slight difference. The first version indicates that the person was not trying to hide what they didn't say/did/thought, etc.., whereas the second version slightly indicates that either they weren't aware of their feeling or that they where trying to hide them (and failing at it). It's a very subtle difference.
August 29, 2018
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