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"Pourquoi boit-il autant de bière ?"

January 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sjaitkaas

Shouldn't it be "Pourquoi boit-il TANT de bière ?" ? Because there is no comparison with anything else.

http://french.about.com/library/weekly/bl-tantvsautant.htm

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/allpowerful32

I'm no expert, but it could be an implicit comparison with what's healthy.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PetraMia

I don't know, but I think you are right. It certainly makes more sense.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anglea
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"as much" just doesn't make sense in English. It should be "as much as" and used in comparison. In the sense here we need "so much". (Unless this is English as a foreigner might speak it).

March 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/carolann7
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This sentence in English is awkward without the rest of the comparison. I would say something like " Why does he drink as much beer as his friend?" or "Why does he drink as much beer as he can tolerate?" Seems like the equivalent in English would be closer to "Why does he drink that much beer?"

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/teododo

tant is correct - i have found a similar sentence where autant was used instead of tant, the explication is that this is a mistake commonly made by the french.

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lemmingofdestiny

The main meaning is to make comparisons, but less strictly it carries the same connotation at "tant". (Entry 2)

http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/autant

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MissMuse
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The English sentence is so awkward.

May 22, 2013
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