"I will not attend the next meeting if it takes as long as the last meeting"

Question 1: Is it correct to use above as long as in the sense of for a long time of couple of hours ?

Question 2: If I replace as long as with as much time as, will the meaning in the context above be the same?

1 Answer 1

  1. It is fine to use as long as in this situation. It means about the same amount of time as.
  2. Yes you may use as much time as in this situation. They are practically the same and from my opinion as a native speaker both sound natural.
  • Thank you for your answer! I also wonder if as long as in this situation can signify a long period of time?
    – Eli
    Feb 24, 2016 at 23:47
  • Can you give me an example of how you would use that?
    – Eli Sadoff
    Feb 24, 2016 at 23:49
  • for example, last time the meeting took 4 hours straight (so long), I want to say if the next meeting is also going to take that long, I will not attend!
    – Eli
    Feb 25, 2016 at 0:13

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