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    Question As far as

    I have no idea about how to use "as far as" and its meaning, although it seems to be very common in the books I've read. Could you please explain how to use it in some certain cases?


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    Re: As far as

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy Theos Li View Post
    I have no idea about how to use "as far as" and its meaning, although it seems to be very common in the books I've read. Could you please explain how to use it in some certain cases?
    Usage actually differs markedly between BrE and AmE here: in both varieties it can function as both a phrasal preposition and a phrasal conjunction, but in BrE as the former only in a spatial sense, meaning 'up to/all the way until', as in

    The road is clear as far as the main junction.

    and as the latter in all other senses, e.g.

    As far as I am concerned, this matter is at an end.

    whereas in AmE it can function prepositionally in both spatial and non-spatial senses, e.g.

    As far as expenses, we can minimize them by cutting down on unnecessary purchases.

    (here meaning essentially 'with regard to', and equivalent to BrE 'As far as ... is/are concerned').

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