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As long as I know, it's not Einstein who came up with the theory of relativity.

 
 
SMickey
 
Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2018 08:43 am
Hi.

I'm familiar with the phrase 'as far as I know', and I've used that a lot.
'So far as I know' is, as far as I know, a similar one.

Is 'as long as I know' almost the same one as 'as far as I know'?
The expression that comes to my head first is 'as long as you love me', 
which is also the title of a song by a singing band 'Westlife'.

The song goes like, 
'I don't care who you are, where you're from, what you did, as long as you love me baby.'

The singer said he wouldn't care what his lover did or where she came from only if she loved him.
Nothing would matter only if she loved him. This is what the lyrics are all about, I suppose.

Now, instead of 'as far as I know', if I said, 

'As long as I know, the one who came up with the theory of relativity is not Einstein, but his wife.' 

Would it make no sense?

My quick Google search showed me quite a lot of 'as long as I know' examples, 
but I'm not quite sure if they mean the same thing as 'as far as I know.'

Could you please share your thoughts?
Any comments will be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2018 09:03 am
@SMickey,
SMickey wrote:

'As long as I know, the one who came up with the theory of relativity is not Einstein, but his wife.' 

Would it make no sense?



it doesn't make sense like this

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as far as I know and as long as I know are not equivalents
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 2 Sep, 2018 01:42 pm
As far as I know refers to the extent of what one knows. As long as I know refers to the motivation/saving grace of less than ideal situation.

I don't mind paying the best part of fifty grand as long as I know my daughter had a great day.

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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 3 Sep, 2018 07:44 am
Were you thinking:

“From what I know ...”

This would mean you did some research and are just summarizing that information.
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