When making cranberry jam, remember to use as much sugar as fruit.
When you are making cranberry jam, be sure to use as much sugar as fruit.
While in France, he grew particularly fond of all varieties of cheese.
While he was in France, he grew particularly fond of all types of cheese.
as long as: expressing time
as ... as
construction is used when we are making comparisons and comparingideas of similar magnitude or duration
There was extra time, so the football match lasted as long as the concert.
He worked for as long as he wanted to on the project."Take as long as you like," they said. "There's no hurry!"
As long as I live, I shall smoke no more cigarettes.
as long as: expressing condition
as long as
is also used in
as an alternative to
if and only if
So long as
is also possible in this context:
I don't mind. You can leave early, as long as you finish the work.
I don't mind. You can go home early, so long as you finish the work.
I don't mind. You can leave after lunch, provided you finish all the work.
on a ... basis
suggests a particular method or system for organising or doingsomething. We have the expressions
on a/anhourly/daily/monthly/annual/temporary/permanent basis
These toilets are checked for cleanliness on an hourly basis
She thought she would have the job on a permanent basis, but it turned out to be temporary.
This place is known as 'the windy city' and typhoons are expected on aregular basis.
on the basis of / as a basis for
Here we have two further expressions with
with a slightly different meaning.Used with the preposition
, method or system is suggested. Used with thepreposition
, ideas, facts or actions from which something can develop issuggested:
The contract was awarded on the basis of cost more than anything else.
These preliminary talks will be very useful as a basis for further negotiations.