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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  13/DEZ/2007 8:32 PM
Assunto:  as long as
 
Mensagem: 
Kenneth G. Wilson (1923–).  The Columbia Guide to Standard American English.  1993.
 
as long as, so long as (subord. conjs.)
 
 
These two are interchangeable and Standard; they mean “since,” “during the time that,” “if,” and the like: As [So] long as you’re satisfied, I am too.  1

 
The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. Copyright © 1993 Columbia University Press.
Source: http://www.bartleby.com/68/53/553.html

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as long as conj.
1 : during the time that : WHILE
<enjoyed success as long as she lived>
<se deu bem enquanto viveu>
2 : provided that
<they can go where they please as long as they return on time>
<eles podem ir aonde quiserem, contanto que voltem na hora (marcada)>
3 : inasmuch as : SINCE
<as long as you are going, I'll go too>
<já que você vai, eu vou também>

Source: The Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged on CD

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Sim, as long as tem mais de um sentido, como, aliás, acabamos de ver pela definição do dicionário (acima).


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as long as  –  Siegfried  13/DEZ/2007, 5:12 PM
 as long as  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 8:32 PM
as long as  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 8:52 PM
as long as  –  orlando  13/DEZ/2007, 10:54 PM
as long as  –  Márcio Farias  14/DEZ/2007, 8:32 PM
To Márcio Farias  –  orlando  13/DEZ/2007, 8:36 PM
To Márcio Farias  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 9:04 PM
hot air  –  M Rob  13/DEZ/2007, 11:09 PM
hot air  –  orlando  14/DEZ/2007, 1:43 AM
hot air  –  José Roberto  14/DEZ/2007, 10:09 AM
It's a gas gas gas  –  M Rob  15/DEZ/2007, 10:07 PM

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