366. Small as it is, the ant is as much a creature as all other animals on earth.
本句中的small as it is意为“尽管它小”。这种“形容词+as”置于句首的结构通常表明此句是让步状语从句。如:
Tired as Mary was, she continued knitting till 6 in the morning.尽管玛丽很累，她还是一直织到早上6点。
※ as much... as意为“与...一样的...”。如:
The atmosphere is as much a part of the earth as are its soil and the water of its lakes, rivers and oceans.大气是地球的一部分，就像土壤、湖泊、河流和海洋的水一样。
※ as much表示“也”。如:
I was not in the least surprised, for I had expected as much.我一点也不吃惊，因为我早已料到会有那样的事。