[Motivation]
어제는 so ADJ as to VERB를 다뤘는데
오늘은 구조는 비슷하지만 다른의미로 쓰이는 표현을 다루겠다.
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보통 이런 상황에서 쓰인다.
영희: 소개팅 어땠어? 그 남자 완전 착해?
수진: 흠…착한 것까지는 모르겠고 매너는 있더라.
  • I wouldn’t go so far as to call him nice, but he treated me pretty decent. (True Romance)
[Phrase]
go so far as to VERB
  • [Definition] to be extreme in talking about or doing something 
[Comment] 보통 wouldn’t 와 자주 사용되나, 긍정으로 할 표현할 경우 “~까지 하다”의 의미로 쓰인다.
예를들어
  • I will call it  X
가  ”나는 그것을 X라고 부르겠어” 라고  한다면,
  • I would go so far as to call it X
는  “ (구지 그렇게까지 안해도되는데, 또 한편으로는 오바하는 것처럼 보일 수 있어도 ) 나는 그것을 X라고 부르겠어” 의 뉘앙스를 띄고 있다.
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • My good fellow, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a Windsday, just a gentle spring zephyr. (Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh)
  • In fact I would even go so far as to say it’s one of the finest, most beautiful things ever created by an American. (Lulu On The Bridge)
  • I’m not gonna go so far as to say that I represent a distinct new stage in humankind- you know, a homo novus, if you will. (Big Bang Theory)
  • He loved knowing other people’s secrets. I just never thought he’d go so far as to profit from it. (The Lone Gunmen)
[From Twitter]
  • I have become one of the people who are not asleep but I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself “awake.”
  • “Russian president could go so far as to offer Greece the financial support”
  • I wouldn’t go so far as to say that the new Terrence Malick film looks good, but the trailer is an absolute joy
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[From News]
  • Russia did not go so far as to condemn him as a Nazi sympathizer, its main taint against a raft of Kiev politicians. (NYT)
  • Some athletes even go so far as to bring their charity work onto the playing field. (Bloomberg)
  • I’d go so far as to say that the food and the wine transported us into a world of gentleness and balance, of grace and harmony. (NYT)
[Video]
  • and yet I went so far as to buy on eBay
  • evangelize, I will go so far as to say, quite a lot —
  • which that survey actually can go so far as to directly measure the HIV status
  • we actually went so far as to build CRTs
  • the vast majority, in fact — in fact I think I would go so far as to say
  • In fact, I’d go so far as to say,
[Comment]
go so far as to 와 같이 쓰이는 동사가 보통 say 인 것은 Google ngram으로도 확인할 수 있다.
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