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    apply vs use a method

    1)"This method is known to have been applied as far back as the 18th century."

    OR

    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 14:01.

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    Re: apply vs use a method

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"This method is known to have been applied as far back as the 18th century."

    OR

    2)"It's known that the method was used as far back as the 18th century."

    Do we apply or use a method? Either

    Is it better to use "this" as in 1) or "the" as in 2)? Both are fine

    Should I stick to simple constructions or more complex ones when translating form one language into another ? There is no easy answer to that . Are there other options for saying "as far back as"? as long ago as
    5jj

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