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

Subject: RE: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
From: "Peter Hirons" <peter -at- galley -dot- ie>
To: "'Monique Semp'" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, "'TechWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:14:54 +0100

When ?

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

Ack; looking for a single word to mean âas long asâ or âso long asâ, but not if, which to me results in the wrong emphasis (reversal of dependent/dependency) in the following sentence:

âThe subdomains can be different as long as the top level domains are the same.â

My concern with âas long asâ is that itâs wordy and perhaps a bit of a colloquialism that might cause ESL readers to stumble over the sentence.

Ideas?
-Monique

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