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How to use as + subject + in/earlier/before/above in the sentences while writing or speaking. I have often seen people using some expressing starting with "As", for examples:

  • As you said/mentioned that . . .

  • As you said earlier/before/above that . .

  • As you mentioned in . . . .

  • As it's previously mentioned . . .

Is the use of "as" the same as "like" here?

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In that type of construction, use "As". You will often hear "like" used in that and similar constructions, but it is very informal.

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This use of As is just like Like, in those constructions. Using 'Like' is informal or colloquial than 'As'.

The constructions you quoted:

  • As you said/mentioned that . . .

  • As you said earlier/before/above that . .

  • As you mentioned in . . . .

  • As it's previously mentioned . . .

We can also use 'As' to mean since or because in above constructions but I'd advice you to use 'As' to mean 'since or 'because' only in the construction with that, except for this, simply remove 'that' from the construction and use 'as' to mean 'Like'.

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