as far as vs as far as *** is concerned : Common Errors in English

About as far as vs as far as *** is concerned

Originally people used to say things like “As far as music is concerned, I especially love Baroque opera.” Recently they have begun to drop the “is concerned” part of the phrase. Perhaps this shift was influenced by confusion with a similar phrase, “as for.” “As for money, I don’t have any,” is fine; “As far as money, I don’t have any,” is clumsy.

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  1. Hawks can count on Keith to log heavy minutes

    Quenneville says defenseman at 'elite status as far as his conditioning' Defenseman Duncan Keith isn't noticed for being a muscle-bound bruiser at 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. But his physical gift of logging ironman minutes is just as essential as hard hits to the Blackhawks.        
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Why the World Cup cannot save Brazil's tourism industry

    By Brad Haynes RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - For soccer fans flocking to Confederations Cup matches in Brazil's tropical northeast next week, getting tickets to the stadium should be simple - but two in three will not find accommodations in the host city Recife. Officials are sending visitors as far as 120 kilometers (75 miles) inland to spend the night, a detour on par with staying in Philadelphia ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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