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    as far as

    Dear teachers,

    Would you explain to me the evident distinction between the meanings of the expression “as far as”in any particular case bellow?

    They returned at nine, as far as we know.
    As far as I know he is fond of music.
    As far as I can tell it's an authentic antique.
    As far as can judge this is correct.
    It's a good job as far as it goes, but it may need more work, or James said that, so far as he can remember, he's never met Mike.
    I shall go as far as the forest.
    We walked as far as the post-office.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: as far as

    They all share the same meaning of as far as,to the degree or extent that: It is an excellent piece of work, as far as I can tell.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/as%20far%20as

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    Re: as far as

    Hi Soup,

    Thank you for your prompt reply as well as for your explanation and further information by way of a link.

    And what do you mean about “as far as” = “so far as” = “to the place mentioned“?

    “We walked as far as the post-office.” or about the other meaning:
    “as far as” = “the same distance”, as in:

    “We didn’t go as far as the other.”

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    Re: as far as

    We walked as far as the post-office.
    We walk to the post office and then stopped. We didn't walk beyond the post office.


    We didn't go as far as the other.
    The others walked a greater distance than we did.

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    I've heard speakers use so far as in place of as far as. I haven't use it, though.

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    Re: as far as

    Hi Soup,

    I think I am in the clear with the matter in question. Thank you for your comprehensive explanation.

    Regards.

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