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    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 283
    #1

    as far as it goes

    "As far as 'theory' goes, this is not a good reason to do that."
    In the schematic structure above, does " as far as theory goes" mean "according to theory" or "about theory"?


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: as far as it goes

    It means something like, 'if we look at this in terms of/with regard to 'theory',....


    • Join Date: May 2008
    • Posts: 1,157
    #3

    Re: as far as it goes

    "Theoretically speaking, this is not a good reason to do that."
    "In theory, this is not a good reason to do that."
    "On theoretical grounds, this is not a good reason to do that."

    Do these sound good, too?

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