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

Subject: Re: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:36:59 -0700

"provided that" ??


On Mon, April 23, 2012 10:03 am, Monique Semp wrote:
> Ack; looking for a single word to mean â??as long asâ?? or â??so long
> asâ??, but not if, which to me results in the wrong emphasis (reversal of
> dependent/dependency) in the following sentence:
>
> â??The subdomains can be different as long as the top level domains are
> the same.â??
>
> My concern with â??as long asâ?? is that itâ??s wordy and perhaps a bit of
> a colloquialism that might cause ESL readers to stumble over the sentence.
>
> Ideas?


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