Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

As long asHow do you use “as long as” in English?

On today’s Tear Up Your Textbook Tuesday, find out how to stop using “if” all the time and start using “as long as”!


The phrase “as long as” is a connector similar to “if”, or “provided that”.  It means that meeting certain conditions will allow something to happen.  The emphasis is on the importance of meeting the conditions.


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Here are a couple ways “as long as” might be used:

  • When do I have to be home?
  • Whenever you want, as long as you bring the car back in good condition.


  • “Is your landlord nice?”
  • “He is, as long as we pay the rent on time.”


How can you use “as long as”?

Write us a sample sentence in the comments section below!

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