Posted by Ljkjp on July 19, 2006
Re - "as much as".
Sorry but when I tried to post a follow up I could not get past the password box.
I apologise for taking so long to respond to the comments you have all so kindly offered.
The other 2 choices were "no less than" & "not less than" and this was in an English test in Japan.
I believe the consensus to be that "no more than" & "not more than" are the same in this particular case so there were 2 "correct" answers.