Student or Learner
1)"This method is known to have been applied as far back as the 18th century."
2)"It's known that the method was used as far back as the 18th century."
Do we apply or use a method? Is it better to use "this" as in 1) or "the" as in 2)?
Should I stick to simple constructions or more complex ones when translating from one language into another ? Are there other options for saying "as far back as"?
Last edited by ostap77; 04-Nov-2010 at 13:01.