use public transportation as far as possible


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Is as far as possible correct in this sentence? :

Personally speaking, I use public transportation as far as possible.

Generally what is a synonym for as far as possible and to the extent possible?
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    In AE (American), I would say "as much as possible".

    I think "far" is correct here, but it is confusing because "as far as possible" can also mean "for the longest possible distance", and public transportation is about vehicles that travel a distance. For example:

    I want to travel to my daughter's home. I will take the train as far as possible, then a taxi for the last 3 miles.''

    I would avoid "far" only for that reason. In other sentences, "as far as possible" is fine.
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