as far as ever (sent. construction)

English translation: a bit clumsy

04:45 Aug 30, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: as far as ever (sent. construction)
I'm wondering whether the construction of this sentence is correct:
"the structural problems caused by mass immigration are as far as ever from being solved"?
Caro Maucher
Germany
Local time: 12:45
English translation:a bit clumsy
Explanation:
It might be clearer to say,"are now just as far from being solved as they ever were"

or

"no nearer to being solved than they ever were"

On reflection, I think the second one sounds better.
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mckinnc
Local time: 12:45
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Summary of answers provided
na +1wie noch nie
Mats Wiman
naa bit clumsy
mckinnc
nahave been and are far from being solved
Maya Jurt
naIn my opinion
Poornima Iyengar


  

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13 mins
In my opinion


Explanation:
the structural problems caused by mass immigration are forever as far from being solved
-HTH
-Poornima


Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 17:15
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 162
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +1
wie noch nie


Explanation:
I'd say Yes!

I assume you want it in German:
Die Strukturprobleme, die von der Masseneinwanderung verursacht sind, sind so weit von einer Lösung wie noch nie.


    13 years in Germany
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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agree  Maya Jurt: IN German: Yes, but "von einer Lésung entfernt wie noch nie.
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16 mins
have been and are far from being solved


Explanation:
does not sound right to me. Here is another possibility.But I am sure this can be improved.

Good luck.

Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 545
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35 mins
a bit clumsy


Explanation:
It might be clearer to say,"are now just as far from being solved as they ever were"

or

"no nearer to being solved than they ever were"

On reflection, I think the second one sounds better.

mckinnc
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 335
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