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

Subject: Re: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:33:49 -0700

On 4/23/2012 10:03 AM, Monique Semp wrote:

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.

How about "iff"? Oh, wait, that will only work if they understand philosophy syntax.


* if and only if
* only when
* If ..., then ....
* "Each top level domain can have a different subdomain."

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