as far as

EnglishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

as far as

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see as,‎ far,‎ as.
    as far as the eye can see
  2. To the degree or extent that.
    As far as the financing is concerned, there will be no problems.

Usage notesEdit

  • Ellipsis is common with certain semantically light elements of certain clauses. For example, "as far as it is practical" can be shortened to "as far as is practical" and, further, to "as far as practical".

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PrepositionEdit

as far as

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see as,‎ far,‎ as.
    as far as the next town
  2. (sometimes proscribed; see usage note) With respect to; as relates to.
    As far as financing, there will be no problems.
    • 2004, Leach, Susan Maria, Before & After: Living & Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery (non-fiction), HarperCollins, →ISBN, page 21:
      As far as food—still no nausea or problems.
    • 2007 July 28, “Stateline Area News in Brief”, in Beloit Daily News[1] (Broadsheet):
      As far as food, the fire department will have hot dogs and brats.
    • 2007 July 27, Rogstad, Jodi, “The lure of the frontier echoes far”, in Wyoming Tribune Eagle[2]:
      As far as food, Courville had expected to have his pick of barbecue and beef jerky []
    • 2007 August 5, Frick Carlman, Susan, “Pasta and more”, in Naperville Sun:
      "We put a lot of emphasis into the training of our staff, as far as food knowledge, wine knowledge," he said.

Usage notesEdit

The full form of the "with respect to" sense requires a completion such as "as far as X is concerned" or "as far as X goes". The omission of a completion is considered incorrect by many commentators, though it is nevertheless quite common, especially in speech. [3]

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