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Hello, I'd give meaning to "that" in the following sentences. Could any native speaker give me the suggestion? (1. )What his father says is reasonable so far as it goes (= to the degree that it goes)。rephrased: it is reasonable to the degree according to that it is in itself。 (2.) As far as I'm concerned the whole idea is crazy. rephrased: it is crazy to the degree according to that I am concerned. (3.) I will help you as far as I can。 rephrased: I will help you that is to the degree according to that I can。 Thank you for your help。
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bepleasedHello, I'd give meaning to "that" in the following sentences.
Bepleased;
There is no word "that" in any of your sentences.

I am sorry, but your rephrasings are not fluent English; they are inscrutable. If it helps you to parse or understand the original sentences, then that is good for your own way of thinking.

1. What his father says is reasonable so far as it goes. = His father does not complete his ideas. But the ideas he does express are reasonable.
2. As far as I'm concerned the whole idea is crazy. = My opinion is that this idea is nonsensical and impractical.
3. I will help you as far as I can. = I may not be able to help you completely, according to your needs, but I will do what is in my power and capabilities.
Hello AlpheccaStars,Thanks a lot.You have me hold that invisible string up to the real English.By the way, is "as far as it goes" similar to "in itself"?
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(1) The preface is complete in itself. ---The preface is complete as far as the degree according to an end in itself. (2) The design has weakness in itself.--- The design has weakness as far as the degree according to an end in itself. (3) This novel is a history in itself-----This novel is a history as far as the degree according to an end in itself. Thank you for your help.
(1) The preface is complete in itself.- The addition "in itself" is not necessary at all. It is only for emphasis.
(2) The design has weakness in itself. - The phrase "in itself" is not fluent English. The design has a weakness.

(3) This novel is a history in itself. - - The phrase "in itself" is not fluent English. This novel is a historical novel. (It is based on history.)
bepleasedBy the way, is "as far as it goes" similar to "in itself"?
No.
"As far as it goes" means that there is more - something is missing.
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Hello,As the free dictionary:as far as it goes:as much as something does, covers, or accomplishes. (Usually said of something that is inadequate.) () Your plan is fine as far as it goes. () It doesn't seem to take care of everything, though. As far as it goes, this law is a good one. () It should set stiffer penalties, however.
That explanation has me think of it this way :[as far as it goes] = as far as it goes on its own not on taking care of everything
[in itself] = from an end in itself ;
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