question about 'as much as'

Does the sentence 'Your body stores energy as much as you need' have the exact same meaning to 'Your body stores as much energy as you need'? I need some help from the native speakers with regard to a writing question in my class. Thank you for your help.

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  • @HailieJade, on the basis of its grammar, much can be seen as two different words:

    1. a QUANTIFIER
    2. an ADVERB

    QUANTIFIERS such as _much, little, many ... _ are used before NOUNS in the same way as we use ARTICLES, DEMONSTRATIVES and POSSESSIVES

    • much energy
    • the energy
    • that energy
    • her energy

    These QUANTIFIERS can be extended to form COMPARATIVE PHRASES

    • as few as
    • as much as

    ADVERBS combine with CLAUSES

    • I haven't travelled much

    The also combine with other words to make ADVERBIAL PHRASES

    • I haven't travelled very much

    A COMPARATIVE PHASE can combine with an ADVERB and a CLAUSE to make an ADVERBIAL CLAUSE

    • You may do it as often as you like
    • They came as quickly as they could
    • Your body stores energy as much as you need

    In your examples you get the same meaning from

    • much energy — QUANTIFIER
    • as much as you need — COMPARATIVE ADVERBIAL
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