What Is Their Main Difference?
'As long as' and 'if' are synonyms. However, they can be used in different situations:
As long as
- 'As long as' is used to mean 'if.' We use it to express conditions and requirements.
You can go out
- We can also use it to express time.
We would stay
- 'As long as' can also be used to compre length.
This snake is
'If' is used to introduce conditions. 'If' is less demanding than 'as long as' but it is more commonly used. We use to show that an action or event happens when another action is fulfilled.
It would have been interesting
I can help him
Parts of Speech
Position in a Sentence
We can use 'as long as' and 'if' at the beginning and the middle of a sentence. Watch:
We might get fired
We are on good terms
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