Do you think it's possible to use the phrase "as long as" in the meaning "because", for example: "I can't help him as long as (because) I don't know his problem." Or will it be understood as "while"?
Thank you for your help.
English - Just :), Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 3:38pm
I think it is fine. I understood it just the same! ;)
English - Writeacher, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 4:09pm
Using "as long as" in that sentence implies that you CAN help him once he tells you what his problem is.
Using "because" in that sentence implies that it's a done-deal -- you cannot help him because you don't know what his problem is.
English - r, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 8:00pm
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