Answer to English Grammar Question 206

meaning of as late as

From member: julio Lima in Brazil


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Example:
Our local supermarket stays open as late as midnight on Saturdays.
[suggests that this is an unusually late hour to be open]
There were still a lot of wild wolves in Europe as late as the 18th century.
[here 'as late as' means 'just until', 'up to']



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