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What is the meaning of "As" in the sentence, "As is usual in this kind of movie, good triumphs over evil in the end" ?

Dose "As" is the subject in the sentence, "As is usual in this kind of movie" ?

Does "As" mean "it" ?

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The subject of the sentence is good.

One way to find the subject is to ask, Who or what is doing something? In this case, good is doing something. It triumphs.

In the sentence, as means like:

Like usual in this kind of movie, good triumphs over evil in the end.

Here is a corresponding dictionary definition and example.

adverb
4.
in the manner (directed, agreed, promised, etc.):
She sang as promised. He left as agreed.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/as

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  • IF as mean like, why the "as" is followed by the verb "is" ? may i write "As usual in this kind of movie" instead of "As is usual in this kind of movie" ?
    – user37175
    Jul 6 '16 at 4:17
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In your example, "as" is being used in the simile

As is usual in this kind of movie
(in this movie) as is usual in this kind of movie

"in this movie" is implicit.

Similes are comparisons using "as" or "like"

this movie as in other movies of this kind
this movie like other movies of this kind

The author is also using "as is" to say

as is usual in this kind movie
as is (the) usual (case) in this kind of movie

(in this movie) as is (the) usual (case) in this kind of movie

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