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    about the phrase "as far as"
    Last week,one of my friends sent his essay to me and he wanted me to correct the essay for him.Then I came across a sentence like this:As far as how to do for us to create a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future


    I thought his intention is that the meaning of “as far as” here is similar to the phrase “as far as X is concerned” or “when it comes to”.


    I know the secnond "as" can be a preposition or a conjunction.I thought the sentence is gramatically correct,however,I indeed did not know “as far as” can be used that way.Please tell me if it is right or wrong,and tell me more about this usage!


    Thank U!

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    Default Re: about the phrase "as far as"

    In a subordinating clause beginning with a conjunction, as far as, you need a subject and its verb.

    As far as we know how to create a campus in the future...

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    Default Re: about the phrase "as far as"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumuqi View Post
    about the phrase "as far as"
    As far as how to do for us to create a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future

    This sentence is a mess. It's not even a sentence.
    Regarding our creating a conservation-oriented campus, .... then the rest of the sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: about the phrase "as far as"

    Maybe "As far as what we need to do to create a conservation-oriented campus in the future goes, we are really not sure how to proceed from here".
    Note that this construction involves "As far as ... goes, ..."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: about the phrase "as far as"

    the complete sentence goes like this:As far as how to do for us to create a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future,to begin with,I harbor the idea that we have the duty to save electricity every day.
    I thought the phrase cannot be used like "as far as X is concerned",am I right?
    I thought the sentence should be like this:
    As far as creating a Conservation-Oriented Campus is cencerned
    or:
    As far as the thought/proposal of creating a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future goes...
    or:
    As far as most of us have doubts about how to creat a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future...
    Last edited by Mumuqi; 17-Jun-2013 at 15:50.

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    Default Re: about the phrase "as far as"

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumuqi View Post
    the complete sentence goes like this:As far as how to do for us to create a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future,to begin with,I harbor the idea that we have the duty to save electricity every day.
    As we've told you, "As far as how to do for us to ..." is completely incorrect.

    I thought the phrase cannot be used like "as far as X is concerned". Am I right? No. "As far as xxx is concerned ..." is fine.

    I thought the sentence should be like this:

    As far as creating a Conservation-Oriented Campus is concerned ...
    That's fine ...
    or
    As far as the thought/proposal of creating a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future goes.
    "Thought" doesn't really work but "proposal" is OK.
    or:
    As far as most of us have doubts about how to creat a Conservation-Oriented Campus in the future...
    No. This one would be "As much as most of have doubts ... we still think it will succeed.
    See above.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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