The first time you see the phrase as long as, you might think that it is a comparison. For example, the Mississippi river is not as long as the Amazon river. However, the phrase as long as is also used in a different way in English. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to take a look at two special meanings of the phrase as long as, and two words with a similar meaning, providing and provided. Let’s check them out!
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:
- As long as it’s not raining, we can go to the beach. (or) We can go to the beach as long as it’s not raining.
- You can pick up that antique doll as long as you are careful with it.
- As long as I can hear the music, I don’t really care where I sit at the concert.
- Provided (that) it’s not raining, we can go to the beach. (or) We can go to the beach providing it’s not raining.
- You can pick up that antique doll providing (that) you are careful with it.
- Provided (that) I can hear the music, I don’t really care where I sit at the concert.
- As long as you’re coming to New York, let’s get together for dinner.
- As long as we are in the mall, let’s see if we can find a nice present for Jack’s birthday.
- As long as you are cleaning out the garage, you might as well clean out the storage shed too.
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