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Many writers botch the use of the expression as far as. It serves as a subordinating conjunction. Therefore, it must be followed by a verb. If you follow as far as with a noun, then you have magically transformed the expression into a preposition. And it just isn’t a preposition.

So you should follow as far as with is concerned, that goes, or I know.

Thus, the following is incorrect:

As far as success, his preparation should ensure a victory.

Instead:

As far as success is concerned, his preparation should ensure a victory.

That said, the expression as far as often flags a wordy style. So instead of writing as far as success is concerned, you should use a real preposition and write:

As for success, his preparation should ensure a victory.

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