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    Mami Fuke is offline Newbie
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    Default Please give me some sample sentences

    What is the difference in usage and its meaning.
    As far as,,,, As long as,,,,
    As far as I am concerend,,, As long as I know,,,
    Can '' as far as'' and ''as long as'' in some sentences be interchangeable ?

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    Ann1977 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Please give me some sample sentences

    I'm a teacher, but not of English. English is my first language.

    I don't think "as long as" can be used interchangeably with "as far as."

    AS LONG AS

    "As long as" suggests a duration in time
    As long as I have known him, he has always been honest.
    During the time I have known him, he has always been honest.

    "As long as" also means "because" or "since"
    As long as you're going to the store, pick me up a loaf of bread.
    Since you're going to the store, pick me up a loaf of bread.

    "As long as" also means "if" or "only if"
    I can usually finish my homework as long as I start early.
    I can usually finish my homework if I start early.

    AS FAR AS

    On the other hand, "as far as" means "to the degree" or "to the extent"
    As far as I know, he has always been honest.
    To the extent that I know, he has always been honest.

    As far as I can predict, I will be able to finish this homework.
    To the degree that I can predict, I will be able to finish this homework.

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    Daruma is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Please give me some sample sentences

    Fantastic examples, Ann.

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    as far as (someone) is concerned : in the opinion of (someone)
    ▪ As far as I'm concerned [=in my opinion], everything he says is a lie.
    ▪ As far as she's concerned, he is perfect.

    as far as (something) is concerned : about (something) : with regard to (something)
    ▪ He has no worries as far as money is concerned. [=he has no worries about money]
    ▪ As far as the weather is concerned [=as for the weather], we've been having nothing but rain for the past week.
    Last edited by Daruma; 17-Sep-2009 at 10:27.

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