I don’t know as much about cars as you do

I don’t know as much about cars as you do.

Question: Is it okay if I say 1) I don’t know about cars as much as you do.
2) I don’t know as much as you do about cars?

Thank you!!

Personally, I think the sentence in the title is the best one. Your 1) sounds clunky and a native speaker wouldn’t say it this way. Your 2) is OK but I prefer the one in the title.

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I think ending a sentence with “as you do” sounds awkward but it’s how most native speakers would probably say it. A clearer way to put that sentence would be “I don’t know as much about cars as you.” (Not to be confusing the meaning of the question comparing knowing the cars and knowing the person). I guess the reason for not liking “… as you do” is because it‘s strikes my brain as Subject + Verb + Object except that the object is missing (you = Subject, do = Verb). It also kind of sounds to me like saying “what did you do that for?”

Neither sounds clunky to me, and I’d likely say it either way. After all, I probably do not know as much about cars as you do. (My son, however, is a fine mechanic.)