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

Subject: Re: one word, not "if", for "as long as"
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:11:46 -0500

When the top level domains are the same, the subdomains can be different.

When stuck with a wording problem, I often try to reorganize it to see
if it will work better. In the process, I'm likely to notice there's
something left out in the sentence or somewhere else in the
instructions et. In this case, I'm wonder ing if there;s is more
context for the statement (original or reworded).

Good luck, it's always tricky!

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Monique Semp
<monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> 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.
>
> Ideas?
> -Monique
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