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What is the difference, for example, between "As far as I know" and "As much as I know"?

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In which context? There's more than one possible use for each. –  Jon Hanna Feb 18 '13 at 23:54
@JonHanna General context .. –  Billie Feb 19 '13 at 0:17
There's really no such thing as "general context". Your question should be edited to add context: why you asked, or what example text contains the two phrases, as well as research: where you looked for answers before asking here. Thanks. –  MετάEd Feb 19 '13 at 0:20

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As far as I know = A person usually says this when they believe something may be true. They perhaps just heard about something, but there is a possibility of actually not knowing the true answer.

As much as I know = A person usually says this when they have told you all pieces of information / everything that they have gained from their studies, communication, or interactions.

Both are very similar. But they can be quite different

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got it. thanks. –  Billie Feb 19 '13 at 10:01

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