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“So long as” vs. “as long as”

It is no problem so long as they aren't answering.

I think that's not a correct phrase, but I can't find out how to correct it.

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There's nothing grammatically wrong with it at all. Whether it would be appropriate depends on the context. –  Barrie England Jul 10 '12 at 20:44

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"So long as" is an entirely valid expression.

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"It is no problem as long as they aren't answering" is a more direct comparison.

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