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The first option tends to follow the classic addiction model, insofar as [in that?] the foods that are known to trigger the most intense cravings are eliminated indefinitely. [National Post]

The depiction of sex in the show is arguably one of its distinctive aspects, and cheesy only insofar as sex is fundamentally absurd. [The Atlantic]

I can't understand these sentences. I've read dictionary, it says "insofar as" means "to the extent that", then I replace "insofar as" with "to the extent that" in my mind but I still can't understand. Could someone put this sentence in another way?

Can 'insofar as' be replaced with 'to the extent that'? And what is the difference between 'insofar as', 'as far as' and 'so far as'? I'm so confused.

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  • Have you looked it up in a dictionary, like this one? dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/insofar-as If that doesn't answer your question, please edit your question to explain exactly what you don't understand.
    – JavaLatte
    Jun 6 '20 at 8:28
  • @JavaLatte I've checked it in dictionary, I replace this phrase with "to the extent that" in my mind but I still can't understand. Could you put this sentence in another way? Thank you so much!
    – Lola
    Jun 6 '20 at 9:24
  • Can you please edit your question to provide a link to the complete article? I have no idea what "the classic addition model" is, and that's important to understand the first sentence. I don't see a problem with the second sentence, "the depiction of sex in the show ... is cheesy [in bad taste] only to the same extent as sex is absurd."
    – JavaLatte
    Jun 6 '20 at 14:56

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