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... but I haven't seen any proofs yet. So as much as I want to believe you, I just can't right now.

Is this phrased correctly and naturally? Would it be more natural to omit the second as?

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    The second 'as' is natural and should be included. In this context 'proof' is usually an uncountable noun used in the singular: "I haven't seen any proof". Used in the plural, proofs are what a printer or film lab might give you as an example to show what will be printed, before committing to production. Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 12:57
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    ...but the first 'as' could be omitted. So, much as I want to believe you... Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 13:13
  • Mathematicians discuss proofs that are countable. Commented Mar 9, 2021 at 15:41

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