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    Help me find alternatives phrases for "as long as" in formal English

    Please kindly inform me what is "as long as" in formal English.

    I am now translating an article about law from my native language into English and having difficulty in translating a word which is "as long as" in English.

    Here is the example.

    I will pay my tax as long as it will be used properly.


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    Re: Help me find alternatives phrases for "as long as" in formal English

    In this sentence:

    I will pay my tax as long as it will be used properly.

    as long as means "provided"

    I will give you the money provided that you spend it wisely.
    I will give you the money as long as you spend it wisely.


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    Re: Help me find alternatives phrases for "as long as" in formal English

    Thank you susiedqq for you very fast reply.

    I knew about "provided that".
    Is there any other alternative?
    Last edited by blackpassword; 03-Jan-2009 at 18:51.


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    Re: Help me find alternatives phrases for "as long as" in formal English

    I will pay my tax as long as it will be used properly.

    ----

    I will pay my tax assuming that it will be used properly.
    I will pay my tax given that it will be used properly.
    I will pay my tax if guaranteed that it will be used properly.
    I will pay my tax with the assumption that it will be used properly.

    ----

    Umm.. those are the closest ones I can think of. I hope they are helpful!

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    Re: Help me find alternatives phrases for "as long as" in formal English

    one more:

    on condition that

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