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    Smile Does this sentence sound OK?

    Could you please tell if the following sentence is correct?
    "This information goes as far as 7 years ago."

    I want to say that my information is 7 years old, or that it is from 7 years before.


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    Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Could you please tell if the following sentence is correct?
    "This information goes as far as 7 years ago."
    I want to say that my information is 7 years old, or that it is from 7 years before.
    Using 'goes' [with 'back'] gives an impression that the info starts at a point seven years ago and continues to now.

    "This information goes back as far as 7 years ago."

    From what you written here, it seems that you want to say,

    This information is from 7 years ago.

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    #3

    Smile Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    Thank you very much for this clear-cut explanation.It is really of great help to me.

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    #4

    Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Using 'goes' [with 'back'] gives an impression that the info starts at a point seven years ago and continues to now.

    "This information goes back as far as 7 years ago."

    From what you written here, it seems that you want to say,

    This information is from 7 years ago.
    Why not "This information goes back 7 years."

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    #5

    Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Using 'goes' [with 'back'] gives an impression that the info starts at a point seven years ago and continues to now.

    "This information goes back as far as 7 years ago."

    From what you written here, it seems that you want to say,

    This information is from 7 years ago.
    Why not "This information goes back 7 years."?

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    Re: Does this sentence sound OK?

    That is fine

    as is

    'This information goes as far back as 7 years ago"

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