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    #1

    as far as

    Quote from VOA news
    "I would say itís very cutting age, whatever they come up with, is new and original, itís the best as far as the software, itís most stable, most innovative."

    My question is:
    We use phrase "as far as sth is concerned ",when talking about a particular thing,but why is "is concerned" omitted here?
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: as far as

    This just sounds like the kind of thing people say rather than write. It doesn't look like written language to me- the punctuation is just a series of commas, and should it be most stable or the most stable?


    We don't talk in written English- speech is less organised, starts and stops, omits things, repeats things, etc.

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    #3

    Re: as far as

    Not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Quote from VOA news
    "I would say itís very cutting age, whatever they come up with, is new and original, itís the best as far as the software, itís most stable, most innovative."
    I'm quite sure it has to be "cutting edge" (like the blade of a knife), not age.
    Cutting edge = up to date, advanced.

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