In my class, my teacher wrote on the blackboard:
Much as we may pride ourselves on our good taste,
we are no longer free to choose the things we want. (1)
So, she continued to write:
…of our good taste, we are no longer free to choose the things we want.
a. So proud may we be
b. Although we may pride ourselves a great deal
c. Proud as we may be
d. Pride ourselves as we may
My teacher chose Proud as we may be.
1/Coul you tell me why a,b,d aren’t not correct? a,b,d are all correct in grammar?
2/In (1), why “as much”, but not “much as”?
PS: In my class, my teacher doesn’t explain, she only gave the final answers.