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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #124710: Limits - distance, time, quantity
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    Limits - distance, time, quantity


    The notion of limit, of point of reference, "JUSQU'À"  in French, may, as we know, be used in different fields. This notion may express a DISTANCE, a TIME, as well as a MEASURE or a QUANTITY. Therefore, we'll have to think in reference to the context (as you should ALWAYS do! ) before choosing the expression to express this limit.  

     

     

     

     

    I) Expressing the limit of a DISTANCE : to, as far as... 

    TO simply indicates the place of arrival; AS FAR AS insists on the nature of the distance (whether it is long or short). 

     - "Yes, you may walk to school alone, but I'll go with you as far as the dangerous junction to make sure you're careful enough there."

     Please notice: 

    🔹  In the interrogative form: HOW FAR...?  How far will he have to go to see you? 

    🔹  DOWN TO:  Please, translate this text down to line 15.

     

     

     

    II) Expressing a TIME: until, till, up to... 

    - Paul was married to Joan till 2010, when they got divorced.

    🔹  Up to now, up to a certain point : so far, up to now, until now...

    - I don't understand you so far... You'll have to explain again in a clearer way... 

     

     

    III) Expressing QUANTITIES and MEASURES: up to, as much as /as many as... 

    🔹  UP TO indicates a maximum figure. AS MANY AS + countables // AS MUCH AS + uncountables: this construction adds the idea that the quantity is judged important.

    - On this road, you can drive up to 70 mph... but you never do because of the traffic jams.

    - He can drink as many as 5 pints of beer a night... 

     

     

     

    That's it! Not difficult, is it?  Go for it!  

     



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