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    As long as I hear the birdsong

    Hello. I've got a question about one sentence. Cause I would like to know wheter my form is good or not.


    As long as I hear the birdsong,.... (I gonna fight, for example)

    Is it correct form? Or should be added can, just:

    As long as I can hear the birdsong,...

    Cause I dont think that i can use word til or whatever other instead as long as.
    Please help me.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    Quote Originally Posted by Czaja View Post
    Hello. I've got a question about one sentence. Cause I would like to know wheter my form is good or not.


    As long as I hear the birdsong,.... (I gonna fight, for example)

    Is it correct form? Or should be added can, just:

    As long as I can hear the birdsong,...

    Cause I dont think that i can use word til or whatever other instead as long as.
    Please help me.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above. I have changed your thread title so that it includes some/all of the words you are querying.

    Are you suggesting that you want to say "Til I hear the birdsong"? If so, the answer is "No, you can't". "As long as" does not mean the same as "until".

    I have no idea what you meant by "I gonna fight". For a start, "gonna" is not a word. You might have meant "I'm going to fight" but, even so, I have no idea what that has to do with hearing birdsong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    It's not very clear what you're asking, Czaja.

    As long as I hear the birdsong,
    As long as I can hear the birdsong,


    These are both correct in form.

    Are you asking about can or as long as?

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    I mean that hearing the birdsong is like a motivation for me to do something. So i want to say, that: I will be able to do it as long as I hear the birdsong.. So it in other sentence means Til I stop to hear the birdsong.
    I mean just as long as, but im not sure is it correct or not.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    Quote Originally Posted by Czaja View Post
    I mean that hearing the birdsong is like a motivation for me to do something. So I want to say (no comma here) that (no colon here) I will be able to do it as long as I hear the birdsong. So it in other sentence means (the underlined part makes no sense) "Til I stop to hear the birdsong".
    I mean "just as long as", but im I'm not sure is if it is correct or not.
    I'm still confused by your question. Are you asking if "As long as I hear the birdsong" means the same as "Until I stop to hear the birdsong"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    Can u explain these two different meanings?

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    Quote Originally Posted by Czaja View Post
    Can you explain these two different meanings?
    There is no such word as "u". Please use full, standard English words on the forum. Please answer my question first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    I am so sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm still confused by your question. Are you asking if "As long as I hear the birdsong" means the same as "Until I stop to hear the birdsong"?
    Yes.

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    #9

    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    Then the answer to your question is ​No.

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    Re: As long as I hear the birdsong

    So could you someone explain me that difference?

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