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    #1

    as far as I remember

    1) As far as I remember, this is what he told me:...
    2) This is what I remember he told me:...

    3) As far as I remember, this is what he did:...
    4) This is what I remember he did:...

    The phrases would be continued by what the speaker remembers he did/said.


    Is there any difference between the meanings of '1' and '2'?

    I think there is more doubt expressed in '1' than in '2'. '2' seems to be saying I am sure he told me the following, but he might have told me other things which I have forgotten.

    '1' on the other hand seems to indicate that the speaker is not quite sure that he or she remembers correctly.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: as far as I remember

    Your understanding is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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