RE: one word, not "if", for "as long as"

Subject: RE: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:15:21 -0400


"only if"


> From: monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:03:22 -0700
>
> Ack; looking for a single word to mean “as long as” or “so long as”, but not if, which to me results in the wrong emphasis (reversal of dependent/dependency) in the following sentence:
>
> “The subdomains can be different as long as the top level domains are the same.”
>
> My concern with “as long as” is that it’s wordy and perhaps a bit of a colloquialism that might cause ESL readers to stumble over the sentence.
>
> Ideas?
> -Monique
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one word, not "if", for "as long as": From: Monique Semp

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