Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
as much as I would (like/love) to
as much as I would like toas much as I would love to
1) express regret that you can't participate in sth
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as much as I would like to, I can't
'As much as I would love to' often precedes a polite rejection of an offer: "As much as I would love to, I won't make it to dinner on Wednesday." It is a polite way of expressing regret due to not being available or being able to participate in a friend or collegues plans. Depending on the intonation used it can also be a sarcastic way of rejecting something you've no interest in. You will hear this used more in social situations or in relation to social plans.
Social Examples (Basic)
As much as I'd love to go to the cinema,I'm really busy tonight. Sorry.
As much as I would liketogo to the football game, I have to help my friend move. You'll have to go without me.
(Sarcasm) Well,as much I'd love to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane, I think I'll give it a miss!
Professional Examples (Basic)
As much as I would love to let you all go home early, we're just too busy. You'll have to work right through until the end of the day.
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