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The meaning of “The clientele were as curious as they were sparse in number.”

It’s from a book by Elvis Costello, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink”, written with first person perspective. The main character, Elvis Costello, as a boy visits his father’s studio for the ...
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How to use “as” with “or” in one sentence

I would like to express two different points in one sentence using "as" and "or". In my area of study, we have an independent case, that is the two variables are independent. I built a new method, ...
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What meaning is the word “as” in this sentence?

There is a sentence in my test paper: Sometimes, bullying is an Internet event,__when someone puts mean words about you on Facebook. (A)as (B)such (C)so (D)as if The answer is (A),but I don't ...
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A question about “as”

I would like to say that "A" does "B" in the same way as "C" does "B". Can I directly say: As "C" does "B", "A" does "B". It looks a little strange to me, since the "as" may mean "when" here.
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What is the meaning of “As death embraces”

What do you understand in this phrase?, what is the function of as? EDIT: As death embraces is the title of a song. Here is the lyrics: Forgive my daily sins Seal them under my skin For once I ...
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“as” in as (is) permitted by law

Is "is" optional in the following? Do a and b have practically the same meaning? Do the as's have the same meaning in the three sentences? a. You can use portions of the text as (is) permitted by ...
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Meaning of “as” in this context

It has appeared that, if we take any common object of the sort that is supposed to be known by the senses, what the senses immediately tell us is not the truth about the object as it is apart from ...
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I’m Mad As Hell Speech From Network (1976)

In the movie Network (1976) the infamous speech contains the words I'm as mad as hell... Shouldn't it be I'm mad as hell... I don't know why, but it really bothers me hearing an extra 'as'. ...
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What is “as” doing in “given as”?

I heard in the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane: I looked through your wallet. Given as how I saved your life, I think that's acceptable. I find the interjection of "as" odd. When "given" is used as a ...
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function of 'As' in this sentence

Chosen not as much for his charm, or lack thereof, as for his minatory appearance, the singer's bodyguard proved to be an effective deterrent for many autograph-seekers. What is the role of 'as' in ...
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As…as structure

I have a sentence like this: He hasn't travelled to as many places as me. He has travelled to as fewer places as me. Are these sentence correct? and Do they have the same meaning?
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Help to understand: “leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America…”

In a tweet, Barack Obama wrote Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running ...
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Questions about “as .. as”

I am curious about the accuracy of the questions about "as .. as". Examples; Who are you as happy as? (I am as happy as you) Who do you go to school as often as? (I go to school as often as ...
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As when-does it make sense?

I wrote this sentence: He exerted total supremacy over his enemy as when he defeated the whole army himself a few years ago. I am not so sure if "as when" is grammatical here. I am trying to mean ...
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Is this a special/peculiar use of “as interesting as”?

I have come across this use of "as interesting as" the meaning of which I am not sure about. The context is that I sent emails to several drainlayers explaining a one-off job that I would like to get ...
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Negation with “should be”

I wonder if the as clause in this sentence should be negated. She is not curious in the least, as she should be. or She is not curious in the least, as she should not be. Or are they both ...
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Can you use “as” three times in a row?

I checked my essay and had to stop while reading this sentence: The pamphlet reports about the case of Madame Compton and mentions that her behavior has caused damage to the infants but it is not as ...
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What's the meaning of “as” in this context?

This is why fighting is allowed in pro hockey (2:26) A player involved in a fight automatically gets what's known as a "major penalty" and must sit out at least 5 minutes of play. Additional ...
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What is the as in the sentence called, preposition or adverb clause?

But yogurt tasted with that spoon was also rated as less sweet than when eaten with heavier or larger spoons. I have been always wondering what this kind of as is called grammatically, e.g. adverb, ...
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Can “as … as” clause contain noun + adjective?

Can an "as ... as" clause contain a noun + adjective? For example: There are as many things as you want Is it possible?
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Meaning of the word “as”

As we usually think of dreams, they go on in the minds of people who are actually lying in a real bed in a real house, even if in the dream they are running away from a homicidal lawnmower through the ...
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difference between “nice” and “as nice”

Some aren't as nice. I don't understand subtle difference btw nice and as nice. In context, I'm pretty sure the meaning are not much different from "Some aren't nice." But he said "as nice." Is ...
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What is correct between 'call A as B' and 'call A B'?

In this section, we consider a cellular network that consists of one base station (BS) and many user equipments (UEs). We call the BS and all the UEs as the nodes. I learned that the verb 'call' is ...
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What's wrong with these two sentences?

My textbook says they are incorrect, but I fail to find their mistakes. Many men still have difficulty accepting a woman to be a business partner. At the daycare center, the teachers treated ...
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Where to put article “a”?

It's not as good a restaurant as it used to be. It's not as a good restaurant as it used to be. Which sentence is correct?
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A fill in the blank question about “as … as”

Choose the best answer that. He is a very hardworking student. He studies English .... Arabic. as soon as as long as as well as as well The book which the test comes from said ...
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Can you use “as + adjective + a/an + noun + as” with plural nouns?

I know this grammar structure. For example: I have as good a voice as you. But I'm not sure if you can use a plural noun there. For example: I have as good books as you. Or: They're not as ...
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“excited as much as” or “as excited as”

Which one is correct? No one made me feel excited as much as you did No one made me feel as excited as you did
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What is the meaning of “as much as competition” in this sentence?

Here is the sentence: The more intensive, more far-flung commerce of the early modern age required a clearer distribution of functions and cooperation as much as competition. (source) I can't ...
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Should a comma be added and is the sentence right?

In the sentence: I would like to come to the UK this summer to improve my English as much as possible as I am going to study English at university next year. Is it Okay to use "as" three times ...
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what is the subtle difference between as and when [duplicate]

I often raked my brain when I encountered subtle usage of as and when, making it hard to write them accurately. Let me write some example sentences that are quite confusing to me containing as and ...
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What does 'as' mean in 'Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write'?

I asked this question, but still having a problem understanding this sentence. 'Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write, and, influenced by education, profession, economic constraints, and ...
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Meaning of “as” [duplicate]

Lawyers write as they see other lawyers write, and, influenced by education, profession, economic constraints, and perceived self-interest, they too often write badly. What does "as" in this ...
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Confusing grammar of “As usual”

If I were to write "He is just doing not good as usual", which one does this mean? "He is doing badly as usual." or "He is good usually, but did badly this time."
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Using 'as' and 'will'

I was wondering about the usage of 'as' and 'will'. 'As she will go to the cinema, I will go too.' 'As the waiter will wipe the table clean, I will sit at it.' I know about the rule that applies ...
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not to do this as well as that

They told me not to investigate his financial activities as well as his brother's. Could that mean that they told me to investigate neither his nor his brother's financial activities?
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as vs. such as vs. for instance

Can one say 1a. When you push someone else to commit a crime, as by persuasion or threats, you are partly responsible for what he has done. 1b. When you push someone else to commit a crime, ...
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Trouble understanding 'which' and 'as' in this sentence “…which ignores as plebeian various superstitions…”

I don't understand this sentence from History of Western Philosophy. 1) Does the "which" here refer to "civilized aristocracy" or "the point of view"? 2) What's the function of "as" here? Does it ...
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“As knows all the tiptop young fellas?”— Is it correct?

In old movie 'Lady Chatterley', the actor says "as knows all the tiptop young fellas?". Is 'as knows all the tiptop young fellas' grammatically correct? Is it like old English or some dialects? If ...
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What's the rule governing the use of an indefinite article with a noun?

Source Gazing at them for hours on end, sitting on the sandy river bank, was a great help to me. I could wash away my anguish and disgust over life. The anguish and disgust were caused by my ...
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They kill as many people as not: what words are omitted?

I found the following sentence: they kill as many people as not. In this case, they account for success and fame in publication.
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As (if) 'He behaved as were he a rich man'

If I were a rich man... can be written as Were I a rich man... Is this rewriting also valid after 'as'? He behaved as if he were a rich man... He behaved as were he a rich man...
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What does “as dissimilar as” mean?

Types of information as dissimilar as language, music, and genomes can be represented as sequential data. (Machine Learning on Sequential Data Using a Recurrent Weighted Average, Introduction) In my ...
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In the following sentences, what is “as” grammatically?

I have learned that "as" can be used as a relative pronoun. However, in many American English grammar books, there was no examples in which "as" is used as a relative pronoun. Is "as" used in the ...
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How to correct: The economic situation of the country today is almost same as we experienced in the early 1960’s

I'm supposed to correct the following: The economic situation of the country today is almost same as we experienced in the early 1960’s. The answer suggests, "almost as the same as that." Is this ...
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Are all these sentences grammatically correct?

I have solved that riddle before, so I get half as much credit as you do, for solving it. I have solved that riddle before, so I get half the credit you do, for solving it. I have solved that ...
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Grammatical analyze with the form “AS TO+V”

I am studying English in France and I have to do a grammatical analysis of a phrase that is: Ah, what would I not have given to have possessed Gatsby's elaborately monogrammed shirts, not have ...
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When can I use 'as' instead of 'like'?

What I know like: like + noun like an apple.., treat like a doctor (he ISN"T a doctor) as: as + verb and such as.., use as..., work as.., treat as a doctor (he IS a doctor), They waved as the ...
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Vacant judgeship as affecting proceedings

I have a question about a possible error in this phrase: Vacant judgeship as affecting proceedings Even taking into account the fact that the phrase is a title and therefore the rules of block ...
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Finding error in a sentence [closed]

What is wrong in the following sentence? "As I am tired so I shall sleep early tonight." It seems alright to me but apparently it has an error somewhere.